Black Ice from Moyie to U.S. Border, Limited Visibility & Compact Snow in Other Areas in East Kootenay

Drive BC is reporting potentially unsafe driving conditions throughout the region Tuesday.

UPDATE: Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the East Kootenay, while a winter storm warning remains in effect for the Elk Valley. More details here

The road report agency says black ice is present between Moyie to 6 km west of the Curzon Junction on Highway 3, as well as the Curzon Junction to the Kingsgate border crossing on Highway 95.

Drivers can expect limited visibility from Sparwood to Elkford on Highway 43 and through most of the Columbia Valley from Ta Ta Creek to Radium Hot Springs on Highway 93.

Compact snow appears to be the most prevalent condition Tuesday morning, with affected areas including the B.C.-Alberta border to Cranbrook on Highway 3 (also impacting Sparwood, Fernie, Elko, Jaffray). 

Drive BC says there is also compact snow from Cranbrook to Ta Ta Creek via Highway 95 and from Kimberley to Ta Ta Creek on Highway 95 A, from Elko to the Roosville border crossing on Highway 93, and from Radium Hot Springs to the B.C.-Alberta border on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park.

Check Drive BC for updated road conditions.

More from East Kootenay News