It’s the first significant snowfall of the year. (Claire Palmer photo)

It’s the first significant snowfall of the year. (Claire Palmer photo)

Snowfall warning in effect for Golden

Up to 10cm could potentially come throughout the day; travel is not recommended

Golden has seen its first snowfall warning of the season, as another intense weather system moves through the province.

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding and evacuation alerts across B.C., and brought several centimetres of snow in Golden.

Kicking Horse Mountain resort saw 42 cm in 24 hours from the storm, which is expected to continue until Monday afternoon.

Up to 10 more centimetres could fall over the course of the day, with Environment Canada issuing a snowfall warning.

With temperatures near freezing, snow will be mixed with rain at times. As snow levels rise this afternoon, the snow will change to rain, say Environment Canada.

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For travellers and those who may be driving today, adjust your driving accordingly.

Environment Canada has also issued a Winter Storm warning for the Trans-Canada Highway from Rogers Pass to Eagle Pass, and Highway 93 has been closed since Sunday, according to DriveBC.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Travel is not recommended under current conditions.

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