Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Friday warning of up to 30 centimetres of snow potentially falling on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Friday warning of up to 30 centimetres of snow potentially falling on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie area could get up to 30 cm snow dump this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Friday warning of incoming snowfall

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Friday for the Elk Valley.

Heavy snow is expected to fall in the region on Saturday (Dec. 18).

The potential snowfall accumulation is 10 to 15 centimetres in East Kootenay, and up to 30 centimetres for Elk Valley, near Fernie and Morrissey.

“A strong Pacific frontal system will spread heavy snow to the B.C. interior beginning Saturday morning. Snow heavy at times will persist before tapering off late Saturday night.”

“Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.”

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