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Posted: December 18, 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. This is the first report of this winter season.

Winter driving conditions prevail throughout the East Kootenay this Friday, Dec. 18. Environment Canada forecasts a good chance of rain or flurries for all areas of the East Kootenay for Friday.

Highway 43 at Line Creek.

 

Highway 43

Sparwood to Elkford

Winter driving conditions.

Please note: Construction work between Greenhill Mine and Fording River Mine until Sunday, Dec. 20 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. Expect minor delays.

Highway 3

Sparwood to B.C. and Alberta Border

Winter driving conditions.

Sparwood to Fernie

Winter driving conditions

Highway 3 at Morrissey, west of Fernie.

 

Fernie to Elko

Winter driving conditions

Highway 3 looking east at Elko.

 

Highway 3/93

Elko to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions

Highway 3/95 near Moyie

 

Highway 3/95

Curzon Junction to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions

Highway 93/95 at Canal Flats

 

Highway 93/95

Fort Steele to Canal Flats

Winter driving conditions

Canal Flats to Radium Hot Springs

Winter driving conditions

Highway 95A Kimberley

 

Highway 95A

Cranbrook to Kimberley

Winter driving conditions

Wasa Junction

 

Kimberley to Wasa Junction

Winter driving conditions

Radium Hot Springs

 

Highway 93

Radium Hot Springs to Alberta Border

Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections between Radium Hot Springs and Alberta Border. Compact snow.

Montana border to Highway 3 

Winter driving conditions.

US/Canada border remains closed.

Highway 95 at Brisco

 

Highway 95

Radium Hot Springs to Golden

No conditions currently being reported by DriveBC (at time of publication – 12:30 p.m., Dec. 18).

Curzon Junction (Highway 3 and Highway 95)

 

Curzon Junction to Kingsgate

Winter driving conditions.

US/Canada border remains closed. Travellers bound for Alaska must go through screening at one of 3 border crossings: Kingsgate, Abbotsford-Huntington or Osoyoos.

 

Toby Creek Road near Panorama Mountain Resort, west of Invermere.

 

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.

e-KNOW does not encourage travel between towns or regions during this second wave of COVID-19, as per B.C. Provincial Health Officer’s orders.

Lead image: Kootenay Pass/Highway 3 earlier this morning (Dec. 18). Images from DriveBC

e-KNOW


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