Snowfall and possible freezing rain is expected between Tuesday (Dec. 21) evening and Monday (Dec. 27), according to The Weather Network. (Photo from Natalia Balcerzak)

Snowfall and possible freezing rain is expected between Tuesday (Dec. 21) evening and Monday (Dec. 27), according to The Weather Network. (Photo from Natalia Balcerzak)

Careful on the roads this week: Mainroad East Kootenay issues weather event advisory

The Weather Network is predicting snow and possible freezing rain through B.C. in the coming week

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting released a weather event advisory on Tuesday (Dec. 21) for the coming days, saying they will be working to keep highways safe through the duration of the stormy weather.

The Weather Network predicts flurries beginning in the East Kootenay region overnight Tuesday and continuing through the week to Monday.

The most snow is expected to fall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with The Weather Network showing five to 10 centimetres on each of those days. A few centimetres are expected on Wednesday and Sunday, with less than one centimetre predicted for Monday.

“Widespread winter storm warnings span B.C., with freezing rain threatening the South Coast and heavy mountain snow of (40-plus centimetres). Brace for travel impacts.”

There is also a risk of freezing rain in parts of the Lower Mainland, Coquihalla and parts of the southern Interior, among other locations across the province, The Weather Network says.

“Mainroad crews are prepared and in anticipation are patrolling and pre-treating Service Area highways. Patrols and snow removal, where necessary, will continue until the event passes and roadways are clear and back to normal.”

Mainroad will be updating their weather advisory throughout the duration of the event.

“Our 24-hour communications and dispatch office will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted. As always, a reminder to drive to the conditions and check www.drivebc.ca for updates.”

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