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 Friday (Jan. 24).
Sparwood to Elkford
Winter driving conditions; compact snow. (Above image: Highway 43 at Line Creek.)
Sparwood to B.C. and Alberta Border
Winter driving conditions; watch for slippery sections. (Above image: Highway 3 near Alberta border, east of Sparwood.)
Sparwood to Fernie
Winter driving conditions; compact snow.
Watch for water pooling on the highway. (Above image: Highway 3 at Morrissey.)
Also, bridge construction at Lizard Creek Bridge (three km west of Fernie) is in winter shutdown with a temporary detour in effect seven days a week with no expected delays. Slow down and obey all traffic signs.
Elko to Cranbrook
Watch for water pooling between Elko and Jaffray. Watch for slippery sections between Wardner and Cranbrook. (Above image: Highway 3 and 93 junction at Elko, looking south.)
Curzon Junction to Cranbrook
Watch for slippery sections between Cranbrook and Moyie. Winter driving conditions between Moyie and Curzon Junction with fog patches and water pooling. (Above image: Highway 3/95 near Moyie.)
Fort Steele to Canal Flats
Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3 and Highway 95A/Wasa Junction and winter driving conditions between the junction and Canal Flats. (Above image: Highway 93/95 at Canal Flats.)
Winter driving conditions. (Above image: Highway 93/95 junction at Radium Hot Springs.)
Cranbrook to Kimberley
Earlier this morning black ice was reported. Winter driving conditions. Freezing rain. (Above image: Cranbrook.)
Kimberley to Wasa Junction
Winter driving conditions; watch for slippery sections.
Radium Hot Springs to Alberta Border
Winter driving conditions. There is construction work at West Boundary of Kootenay National Park. Culvert liner installation near Radium Hot Pools. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/h in work zone. No work on long weekends or statutory holidays.
Montana border to Highway 3
Watch for water pooling.
Radium Hot Springs to Golden
Slushy with slippery sections. (Above image: Highway 95 at Brisco.)
No conditions reported at time of information being published (noon, Jan. 24). (Above image: Highway 3 at Curzon Junction.)
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 95A at Kimberley earlier this morning (Jan. 24). Images from DriveBC