Snowfall warnings have been issued for several mountain passes in B.C.’s Southern Interior.
Sent out by Environment Canada on Tuesday morning at 10:42 a.m., the warnings say drivers should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take safety precautions.
The national weather agency says a strong frontal system is moving across the province, and that freezing levels have fallen in advance of the system.
Reminder for all travelers using mountain passes, chains and winter tire requirements are now in effect.
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It added that 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected Tuesday, with an additional 10 to 15 centimetres possible in the evening and overnight.
The national weather agency also issued special weather statements, including for:
Highway 3 (Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass)
Highway 97C (Okanagan Connector, Pennask Summit)
Highway 1 (Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass)
Yoho Park / Kootenay Park.
For the Coquihalla, Environment Canada says snow has changed to rain but is expected to switch back to flurries near the summit overnight.
For the Pennask Summit and Kootenay Pass, snow is predicted to taper off Tuesday afternoon, with 15 centimetres expected.
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Town of Hope: 41 metres (134 feet)
City of Kelowna: 344 metres (1,128 feet)
City of Revelstoke: 480 metres (1,574 feet)
Town of Merritt: 605 metres (1,984 feet)
Eagle Pass, Highway 1: 550 metres (1,804 feet)
Coquihalla Highway Summit: 1,210 metres (3,969 feet)
Rogers Pass, Highway 1: 1,330 metres (4,363 feet)
Paulson Summit, Highway 3: 1,446 metres (4,744 feet)