A travel advisory is in effect in the Elk Valley due to the heavy snowfall.
The advisory was issued around 11:30 pm Tuesday night.
DriveBC is advising all drivers to not travel on Highway 3 from Elko to the Alberta border unless it is absolutely necessary.
A storm front dumped several inches of snow on the Elk Valley yesterday, with Environment Canada predicting yesterday up to 30 centimetres would fall in a 24 hour period.
Heavy snow also hit the Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Kimberley and all surrounding areas.
(Photo of snow covered highway in the Jim Smith Lake area from Seth Reinfelder / Facebook)