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Mainroad East Kootenay warns of snow across region

Mainroad is warning drivers to be careful as snowfall is expected.

Mainroad officials said the Cranbrook/Kimberley area will see light snow tonight, continuing into Saturday with forecasted accumulations of 2 to 4 cm.

Yahk is expected to see 3 to 5 cm.

Light flurries are expected to begin tonight in the Elk Valley, turning to heavier snow by Saturday morning accumulations of 5 to 10 cm.

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20km/h winds and gusting to 40km/h are also expected.

Heavier snowfall is forecasted for the Columbia Valley on Saturday with 3 to 6 cm expected.

Mainroad said motorists will notice crews treating major routes with anti-icing chemicals and applying salt and performing snow removal where necessary.

The weather is expected to taper off by Sunday morning.

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