SPECIAL WEATHER ADVISORY – EAST KOOTENAY
By Mainroad Group Communications
Special weather statement of gusty winds of 50-70kmh is expected overnight and into Wednesday morning.
A low pressure system will move across the B.C. Interior tonight and into Alberta Wednesday morning that will bring strong west to southwesterly winds over the southern interior overnight and Wednesday morning. The winds will ease Wednesday afternoon.
Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.
By Wednesday afternoon, snow intensities to decrease slowly before tapering into the overnight across Crowsnest, Line Creek, and Morrissey. Line Creek and Crowsnest could see another 3-6cm, and an additional trace to 3cm for Morrissey. Most areas below 1,000m will change to rain or wet snow showers while Kimberley will remain in a rain/snow mix with another slushy trace-2cm possible by Wednesday morning.
For the wind event, Mainroad crews will be patrolling the Service Area to remove fallen objects on the numbered highways and applying anti-icing chemicals and performing snow removal operations where necessary that will continue on all highways until the event passes and roadways are returned to the acceptable standard.
Motorists should expect unsettled weather, drive to the prevailing conditions, and prepare for delays caused by the weather.
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