It’s snowing outside.
It’s true; the white stuff is falling in Cranbrook and Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting is forecasting that it could continue into the weekend.
The highway maintenance contractor says its meteorological service predicts the weather system will move throughout the southern part of the region first, with snowfall accumulations to reach between 6-20 centimetres.
Snowfall (6-20cm dep on #EastKootenay location) anticipated w/in next 24hrs. Weather event more S regions of @MainroadEastK Service Area ending Sat AM. Crews applying anti-icing/winter abrasives w/snow removal as req'd until #BCHwy roads clear. Call 24hr hotline w/observations. pic.twitter.com/us5PMQbpYU
— MainroadEastKootenay (@MainroadEastK) February 28, 2019
The snowfall is expected to end before saturday morning, returning to clear and cold conditions. Crews will be out applying anti-icing chemicals, winter abrasive and conducting snow removal operations.
The company encourages drivers to prepare for winter conditions, and allow for more travel time.