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Heavy rain expected to change to snow

The heavy rain that has poured onto the Elk Valley this week will likely change to snow on Thursday.

Environment Canada officials said rain will continue through Wednesday as a cold front moves east across southern B.C.

Afterwards, the rain will likely change to snow overnight, and Environment Canada said it may trigger snowfall warnings.

Mainroad East Kootenay officials said the rain in combination with ground temperatures may result in slippery conditions, especially on side and gravel roads.

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“Crews are working systematically to get to them all. Your patience and understanding is appreciated,” said Mainroad officials.

Environment Canada is predicting a further 20 millimetres of rain in the Fernie area by Thursday morning.

The rain will change to snow as the temperature drops to zero by the afternoon.


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