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Posted: February 9, 2017

Highway 3 now single lane near Mayook

Cranbrook. DriveBC images

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) reports that Highway 3 is now open to single lane traffic near Mayook due to a motor vehicle incident.

There is no detour available, though the Wardner-Fort Steele Road is open. Take extreme caution if traveling the secondary road because it may be much busier than usual. Note: This incident is not reported on DriveBC.

Highway 3 at Hosmer, east of Fernie

Regional highways are currently fully engulfed in winter’s worst.

MOTI just Tweeted that freezing rain has started at Kingsgate, 10 km south of Yahk.

DriveBC reports all regional highways have winter driving conditions, with compact snow, slippery sections and limited visibility.

If you must venture out onto the highways, make sure you have snow tires or chains and drive to the conditions. That means DO NOT drive the speed limit; slow down.

Radium Junction

Cranbrook RCMP is encouraging the general motoring public to stay home and stay off the roads for their own safety and allow the road crews to continue clearing the roads and emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance to get where they need to go in a timely fashion.

Lead image: Highway 95A and Highway 93/95 junction at Tata Creek. DriveBC image


Yahk weigh scale area

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