BC Highway 16 Road Conditions - Road Report News

Events for Highway 16

Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Avalanche control work planned at Overlander Falls Access (17 km east of Tete Jaune). Starting Sun Jan 26 at 1:00 PM PST until Sun Jan 26 at 5:00 PM PST. Road closure planned. Next update time Sun Jan 26 at 5:00 PM PST. Last updated Sat Jan 25 at 7:29 PM PST. (DBC-15256)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal and Maintenance Boundary SA26 for 71.3 km (Prince Rupert). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52440)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Slushy with slippery sections between Maintenance Boundary SA26 and Maintenance Boundary SA25 for 126.9 km (63 km east of Prince Rupert to 24 km west of Cedarvale). Water pooling. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:26 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51868)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Watch for falling ice at West of 35 Mile (51 km west of Terrace). Last updated Fri Dec 20 at 6:31 AM PST. (DBC-14231)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Watch for falling ice between East of 35 Mile and Level Crossing (43 km west of Terrace). Last updated Mon Dec 2 at 12:09 PM PST. (DBC-13837)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Black ice between Maintenance Boundary SA25 and Moricetown Overhead Bridge for 118.9 km (24 km west of Cedarvale to Witset (Moricetown)). Watch for slippery sections. Fog patches. Freezing rain. Water pooling. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:27 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52195)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Moricetown Overhead Bridge and Wakefield Rd for 67.3 km (Witset (Moricetown) to 16 km east of Telkwa). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:27 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52377)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Wakefield Rd and Butler Ave for 31.8 km (16 km east of Telkwa to Houston). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:05 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52461)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Butler Ave and 6 Mile Hill Brakecheck for 39.0 km (Houston to 9 km east of Topley). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 10:18 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52462)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Center St and Loos Rd for 385.8 km (Burns Lake to 49 km west of McBride). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 10:18 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52463)
Highway 16 Both Directions Highway 16, in both directions. Utility work between Goat River West Pit Rd and Goat FSR for 7.3 km (43 to 36 km west of McBride). Until Mon Jan 27 at 5:00 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Mon Jan 20 at 4:20 PM PST. (DBC-15074)
Highway 16 Highway 16. Watch for slippery sections between Horsey Creek Bridge and BC AB Border for 100.0 km (23 km west of Tete Jaune to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 8:32 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52304)

Highway 16 Weather Locations

Prince Rupert     Terrace     Smithers     Prince George     Vanderhoof

General Route Information

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BC Ferries takes Highway 16 from the Queen Charlotte Islands across the Hecate Strait for 172 km (107 mi) due northeast to its landing at Prince Rupert.

From Prince Rupert, Highway 16 begins its winding route east through the Coast Mountain Ranges. Following the Skeena River, the highway travels for 151 km (94 mi) to the city of Terrace. Highway 37 merges onto Highway 16 in Terrace, and the two highways share a common alignment for 91 km (57 mi) northeast to the Kitwanga junction, where Highway 37 diverges north. Another 43 km (27 mi) northeast, Highway 16 reaches New Hazelton, where it then veers southeast along the Bulkley River. 68 km (42 mi) later, the highway reaches the town of Smithers, proceeding southeast another 64 km (40 mi) to the village of Houston.

At Houston, Highway 16 begins a parallel course along the Nechako River, proceeding 81 km (50 mi) east to its junction with Highway 35 at Burns Lake. 128 km (80 mi) east, after passing through the hamlet of Fraser Lake, Highway 16 reaches its junction with Highway 27 in the town of Vanderhoof. 97 km (60 mi) east of Vanderhoof, Highway 16 reaches its B.C. midpoint as it enters the city of Prince George at its junction with Highway 97. Highway 16 leaves Prince George after coursing through the city for 9 km (6 mi) .

Passing through Mt. Robson Provincial Park.120 km (75 mi) east of Prince George, Highway 16 reaches the community of Dome Creek, where it converges with the Fraser River and turns southeast. It follows the Fraser River upstream for 82 km (51 mi) to McBride, then continues upstream for another 64 km (40 mi) to its junction with Highway 5 at Tête Jaune Cache. 14 km (9 mi) east of Tête Jaune Cache, Highway 16 enters Mount Robson Provincial Park, coursing through the park for 63 km (39 mi) to the boundary between British Columbia and Alberta within Yellowhead Pass.

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