Environment Canada is predicting 20 to 30 centimetres of snow fall for the Elk Valley. File Photo

Environment Canada is predicting 20 to 30 centimetres of snow fall for the Elk Valley. File Photo

Snowfall warning in effect for Elk Valley

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the Elk Valley on the morning of December 31.

A long period of snowfall is expected in the valley with total amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres of snow to fall during the day and overnight.

According to Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting, areas near Fernie and Morrissey can expect “upwards of 15 to 25cm of snow this afternoon through to early Wednesday morning.”

Mainroad also is advising that travel is not recommended. The snowfall and poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

“Motorists may have noticed anti-icing chemicals we have applied to road surfaces ahead of the event,” said Mainroad. “our crews will continue applying anti-icing chemicals and/or winter abrasive, and performing snow removal operations where necessary.”