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Snowfall warning, avalanche could cause delays on Highway 3

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February 15, 2016 - 6:52 AM

PENTICTON - A system moving through southern B.C. is expected to drop a lot of snow on Highway 3 before tomorrow morning.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for two sections of Highway 3 -Hope to Princeton and Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

In total up to 25 cm is expected on the western section of the highway before the moist Pacific frontal system tapers off Tuesday morning while the eastern section has already received 16 cm at Kootenay Pass, with another five to 10 cm expected before the system moves out.

Avalanche control will also close Highway 3 west of Creston from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. today, Feb. 15, according to Drive B.C. An alternate route is available via Highway 3A and the Kootenay Lake Ferry.

Slushy or slippery sections, fog and debris on the road are being on other Interior highways, according to Drive B.C.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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