Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for mountain passes

Motorists traveling the Trans-Canada Highway between Malakwa and Golden and Highway 3 in the Kootenays should be prepared for a lot of snow on Sunday.

Environment Canada is predicting 20 to 25 cm of snow will fall on the mountain passes by Monday morning.

As a result, the forecaster has issued a snowfall warning for Highway 3 from Paulson Summitt to Kootenay Pass and for the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

Environment Canada is predicting the snow will fall throughout the day on Sunday and intensify on Sunday night.

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The winter storm is forecast to continue into Monday.

Environment Canada is warning motorists that visibility could “be suddenly reduced” on highways during the winter storm.

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