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Heavy snow warning for Trans-Canada through Rogers Pass

The view from the Drive B.C. webcam at Rogers Pass on the Trans-Canada Highway near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park 72 kilometres east of Revelstoke looking east, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.
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If you’re taking the Trans-Canada to Alberta today or tonight, be ready for winter driving conditions.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning as a Pacific front slumps southward across the B.C. Interior today, Dec. 17, and tonight spreading between 15 to 25 centimetres of snow on Highway 1 from the Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

Forecasters say the heaviest snow will fall in the north and west Columbia, Kinbasket and North Thompson regions.

As the front moves further south, the heavy snow will shift to the West Kootenays tonight. The snowfall warning extends to Highway 3 from the Kootenay Pass to the Paulson Summitt.

By Monday, the snow should taper off as the weather system exits the province, the warning says.

Environment Canada says rapid accumulations of snow will make driving difficult at time in some locations and visibility will be reduced in the heavy snow.

In the valley bottoms, Kamloops will see flurries or showers today and tonight, but by tomorrow the snow will begin to accumulate with two centimetres tomorrow.

Periods of snow are expected in the Okanagan today and tonight with between four to nine centimetres falling by tomorrow morning.

For the latest forecasts and weather warnings go to the Environment Canada website here.

The latest road conditions can by found on the Drive B.C. website here.

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