An early winter snowfall last year in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

An early winter snowfall last year in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Snowfall alert issued for Revelstoke area

Up to 20 cm expected at higher elevations along Highway 1

It appears Old Man Winter has yet to go on his seasonal vacation to Peru.

An intense cold front is expected to cross the B.C. interior on Sunday (March 28), causing Environment Canada to issue a weather warning from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, along Highway 1 through Revelstoke.

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Snow is expected to begin tonight at higher elevations. Revelstoke is forecasted to receive 10 mm of rain, while Rogers Pass might get up to 20 cm of snow.

Blustery winds are also expected to reduce visibility.

As temperatures drop, snow levels may plunge to valley bottoms by Sunday evening.

Avalanche conditions are expected to increase to high hazard by Monday in the Revelstoke area.

There will be avalanche control work east of Revelstoke over Rogers Pass, starting from 2 p.m. on March 28 and ending approximately by midnight. Expect individual closures of up to two hours.

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