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Posted: January 3, 2020

Friday Highways Report for the East Kootenay

Cranbrook.

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, with information taken from DriveBC.

This Friday, Jan. 3, Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting Ltd.’s meteorological service is predicting a continuation of the same “pineapple express” coastal weather patterns we’ve seen over the past week. Heavier precipitation is expected in western parts of the East Kootenay. The freezing level is forecast to be slightly higher than before, so the precipitation may fall as rain in valleys and other low elevations, and snow at high elevations.

DriveBC’s highways conditions map carries the theme: winter driving conditions everywhere.

Highway 43

Sparwood to Elkford

Winter driving conditions; slushy sections. Compact snow. (Pictured above: Highway 43 at Line Creek)

Highway 3

Sparwood to B.C. and Alberta Border

Winter driving conditions. (Pictured above: Highway 3 near Alberta border, east of Sparwood)

Sparwood to Fernie

Winter driving conditions. (Pictured above: Highway 3 at Hosmer)

Fernie to Elko

Winter driving conditions; slushy sections.

Highway 3/93

Elko to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions; watch for slippery sections. (Pictured above: Highway 3 at Elko looking west)

Highway 3/95

Curzon Junction to Cranbrook

Winter driving conditions. Slushy with slippery sections. (Pictured above: Highway 3 near Moyie)

Highway 93/95

Fort Steele to Canal Flats

Winter driving conditions with slushy sections. (Pictured above: Highway 95A and Highway 93/95 junction at Wasa)

Canal Flats to Radium Hot Springs 

Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. (Pictured above: Radium Hot Springs)

Highway 95A

Cranbrook to Kimberley 

Winter driving conditions. (Pictured above: Kimberley)

Kimberley to Wasa Junction

Winter driving conditions. Watch for slippery sections.

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).

Montana border to Highway 3 

Winter driving conditions; slushy sections.

Highway 95

Radium Hot Springs to Golden 

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

Curzon Junction to Kingsgate

Winter driving conditions. Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. (Pictured above: Curzon Junction – Highway 3 and Highway 95 at Yahk)

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: Kootenay Pass/Highway 3 earlier this morning (Jan. 3). All images from DriveBC

e-KNOW


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