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Posted: January 7, 2022

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.

Conditions today, across the region, are utterly and completely wintery. If you don’t have to be out on the highways, stay home.

Highway 43

Sparwood to Elkford

Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Elkford

 

 

Highway 3

Sparwood to B.C. and Alberta Border

Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Highway 3 east of Sparwood

 

Sparwood to Fernie

Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

 

Highway 3 at Hosmer

 

Fernie to Elko

Blowing snow. Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Possible delays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays due to rock slope stabilization at Elko until Jan 13. Single lane alternating traffic. Watch for traffic control. Also, possible delays 4.5km east of Elko for blasting rock material to be used for repair flood sites in the Elk Valley. Access will remain for emergency vehicles.

Highway 3 at Morrissey

 

Highway 3/93

Elko to Cranbrook

From Elko to Jaffray: Blowing snow. Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

From Jaffray to Cranbrook: Blowing snow. Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow.

Highway 3 and Highway 93 junction at Elko, looking west.

 

Highway 3/95

Curzon Junction to Cranbrook

Cranbrook to Moyie: Blowing snow. Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow.

Moyie to Curzon Junction: Blowing snow. Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Highway 3/95 at Moyie

 

Highway 93/95

Fort Steele to Canal Flats

from Cranbrook/Fort Steele and Wasa/TaTa Creek: Blowing snow and winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. Snowing.

From Wasa/TaTa Creek and Canal Flats:

Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Highway 93/95 at Canal Flats

 

Canal Flats to Radium Hot Springs

Blowing snow. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. Snowing.

Radium Hot Springs

 

Highway 95A

Cranbrook to Kimberley

Blowing snow and limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow.

Cranbrook

 

Kimberley to Wasa Junction

Blowing snow and limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow.

Kimberley

 

Highway 93

Radium Hot Springs to Alberta Border

Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Montana border to Highway 3 

Blowing snow. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. Snowing.

 

Highway 95

Radium Hot Springs to Golden

Watch for slippery. Compact snow.

Highway 95 at Brisco

 

Curzon Junction to Kingsgate

Blowing snow. Limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow.

Curzon Junction/Yahk

Kootenay Pass/Highway 3 (above)

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 and Highway 93/95 junction at Wasa/TaTa Creek. Images from DriveBC

e-KNOW

 


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