WINTER STORM WARNING Issued for Elk Valley

Environment Canada says the Elk Valley can brace for up to 35 cm of snow by Tuesday afternoon.

A trough of low pressure south of the Canadian border is intensifying and will slowly swing north into Canada overnight tonight and into Tuesday. The hardest hit region will be the Elk Valley.

Starting after midnight, heavy snow will develop over the southeast corner of BC.

Sparwood is expected to get total accumulations of 10 to 15 cm, however, over Fernie the snowfall will be the heaviest and total accumulation of 25 to 35 cm is expected before the snowfall eases later Tuesday afternoon.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

- Submitted by Environment Canada

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