Warming Centres Close as Highway Reopens

As the sun makes an appearance in the East Kootenay, the warming centres in the Elk Valley have closed and traffic is getting back to normal.

Highway 3 has reopened at the BC/Alberta border and the warming centres in Sparwood and Fernie have shut down.

While the Emergency Program Coordinators will continue to monitor conditions closely, the RDEK’s Emergency Operations Centre is also closed following this week’s massive snowfall across the East Kootenay.

All area highways are now open and there are no longer any weather warnings in effect.  As residents continue to dig themselves out, drivers are reminded that winter driving conditions are still in effect across the region.