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Posted: January 31, 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 (starting Friday, Jan. 31).

Highway 43

Sparwood to Elkford

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections. Snowing. Heavy rain. (Pictured above: Highway 43/Elkford.)

Highway 3

Sparwood to B.C. and Alberta Border

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections. Snowing. Heavy rain. (Pictured above: Highway 3 near Alberta border.)

Sparwood to Fernie

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections. Snowing. Heavy rain.

Fernie to Elko

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections. Snowing. Heavy rain. (Pictured above: Highway 3/Morrissey west of Fernie.)

Bridge construction at Lizard Creek Bridge (three km west of Fernie). Work is in Winter Shutdown – temporary detour in effect seven days a week with no expected delays. Slow down and obey all traffic signs.

Highway 3/93

Elko to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections.

Highway 3/95

Curzon Junction to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Heavy slush. (Pictured above: Highway 3/95 in Cranbrook.)

Highway 93/95

Fort Steele to Canal Flats

Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Strong crosswinds. (Pictured above: Highway 93/95 at Canal Flats.)

Canal Flats to Radium Hot Springs

Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Strong crosswinds. (Pictured above: Highway 93/95 junction in Radium Hot Springs.)

Highway 95A

Cranbrook to Kimberley

Winter driving conditions. (Pictured above: Highway 95A in Kimberley.)

Kimberley to Wasa Junction

Winter driving. Snowing.

Highway 93

Radium Hot Springs to Alberta Border

Winter driving conditions.

Construction work at West Boundary of Kootenay National Park (one km north of Radium Hot Springs). 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 

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections.

Highway 95

Radium Hot Springs to Golden

Slushy with slippery sections. (Pictured above: Highway 95 at Brisco.)

Road construction work between Ben Hynes Loop and Gacek Rd for 0.8 km (22 to 23 km north of Brisco). Until Friday, Jan 31. Single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays.

Curzon Junction to Kingsgate

Winter driving conditions. Heavy slush. (Pictured above: Highway 3/Curzon Junction.)

Toby Creek Road/Panorama (above)

NOTE:

Highway 1

Avalanche control work is planned between Field and the BC/Alberta Border for 16.2 km. Starting Friday, Jan. 31 at 11 p.m. until Saturday, Feb. 1 at 12:15 a.m. No detour available.

Sticking with the Trans-Canada, there is also a travel advisory in effect between Field and Revelstoke. Motorists should expect lengthy closures beginning Friday evening and ending Saturday evening. Expect significant delays due to elevated avalanche risk.

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 3/93 running west of Elko. Images from DriveBC

Highway 3/Kootenay Pass

e-KNOW


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