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Posted: January 17, 2020

Friday Highways Report for the East Kootenay

Friday Highways Report for the East Kootenay is a snapshot to give the travelling public a glimpse of what they may be heading into or out of this weekend.

Highway 43

Sparwood to Elkford

Winter driving conditions; watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. (Pictured above: Elkford/Highway 43)

Highway 3

Sparwood to B.C. and Alberta Border

Compact ice; winter driving conditions. Slushy sections. (Pictured above: Highway 3 near the Alberta border)

Sparwood to Fernie

Compact ice; winter driving conditions. Slushy sections. (Pictured above: Highway 3 at Hosmer.)

Fernie to Elko

Compact ice; winter driving conditions. Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections.

Highway 3/93

Elko to Cranbrook

Highway 3 is currently closed in both directions due to a vehicle incident between Highway 95A and Ft. Steele Overhead Bridge (1 km east of Cranbrook). The road is closed. Assessment in progress. Detour not available. Expect delays.

Compact ice; winter driving conditions. Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections. (Pictured above: Highway 3/93 at Elko)

Highway 3/95

Curzon Junction to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions; compact snow. Watch for slippery sections.

Highway 93/95

Fort Steele to Canal Flats

Compact ice. Winter driving conditions. Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections. (Pictured above: Highway 93/95 at Canal Flats)

Canal Flats to Radium Hot Springs

Compact ice. Winter driving conditions. Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections. (Pictured above: Highway 93/95 junction at Radium Hot Springs)

Highway 95A

Cranbrook to Kimberley

Blowing snow. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. (Pictured above: Highway 95A at Kimberley)

Kimberley to Wasa Junction

Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. The intersection of Highway 95A and Highway 93/95 was glare ice at 3:30 p.m.

Highway 93

Radium Hot Springs to Alberta Border

Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Montana border to Highway 3 

Compact ice. Winter driving conditions. Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections.

Highway 95

Radium Hot Springs to Golden

Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. (Pictured above: Highway 95 at Brisco)

Curzon Junction to Kingsgate

Blowing snow between BC/US Border and Highway 3. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

PLEASE NOTE: Information contained in this report is taken from DriveBC and over the period of the day may become obsolete. Please consult DriveBC for the most up-to-date information. Or check e-KNOW’s home page to see regional highway cameras.

Lead image: Highway 3/95 in the City of Cranbrook earlier this afternoon (Jan. 17). Images from DriveBC

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