Local roads crews report that 20-30 cm of heavy wet snow above 800 meters is expected and snow levels rising Thursday night to 1500 meters as temperatures warm overnight.
High elevation passes such as Kootenay Pass and Paulson Pass will be experiencing a winter weather event tonight and through Friday with this system tapering off late Friday.
YRB says all travelers over Kootenay Pass will experience winter driving conditions tonight and all day Friday so please use caution, allow extra time if you must travel and leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
Expect changing weather conditions at higher elevation, limited visibility due to snow / fog and winter driving conditions over all/any mountain Passes.
Please allow plenty of room for plow trucks / snow removal equipment to operate.