BC Highway 3 Conditions - Road Report News

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Highway 1 Highways 5 & 97c

Events for Highway 3

Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Second Avalanche Gate and Saturday Creek for 76.4 km (25 km east of Hope to 2 km east of Sunday Summit). Next update time Sun Jan 26 at 11:15 AM PST. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:52 AM PST. (DBC-15261)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Limited visibility with fog between Highway 3A; Keremeos and Sidley Mountain Rd for 70.1 km (Keremeos to 20 km east of Osoyoos). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:34 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52426)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Ravenhill Rd; Nine Mile Pl; Nine Mile Place Rd and Queen St for 27.7 km (20 km east of Osoyoos to Rock Creek). Compact snow. Fog patches. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52405)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 33; Junction Hwy 33 and Boundary Creek Rd; Boundary Cr Rd for 36.1 km (Rock Creek to 1 km east of Greenwood). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52407)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Gowrie St and Wilgress Lake Rest Area for 12.7 km (1 km east of Greenwood to 2 km west of Eholt Summit). Compact snow. Fog patches. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52406)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Compact snow between Sunset Dr and Shields Creek FSR for 39.8 km (Christina Lake to 24 km west of Castlegar). Freezing rain. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52403)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3B; Highway 3B and Columbia Ave for 25.9 km (Castlegar). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:56 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52404)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Highway 3B; Junction Hwy 3B and Highway 6 NS; Junction Hwy 6NS for 24.5 km (Salmo). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:55 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52342)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between Tailings Rd and Cook St for 68.9 km (14 km east of Salmo to Creston). Compact snow. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:53 AM PST. (DBCRCON-51471)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Utility work planned between Meadow Wood Rd and Hahn Rd for 4.0 km (11 to 15 km west of Curzon Junction). Starting Tue Jan 28 at 9:00 AM PST until Tue Jan 28 at 4:30 PM PST. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Watch for traffic control personnel. Expect minor delays. Last updated Wed Jan 22 at 8:54 AM PST. (DBC-15056)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Wright Rd and Tavistock St for 41.2 km (5 km west of Curzon Junction to Moyie). Watch for slippery sections. Snowing. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 6:21 AM PST. (DBCRCON-52007)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Sunrise Rd and White Cloud Pit Rd for 69.0 km (Moyie to 9 km west of Jaffray). Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:28 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52393)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Bull Rd and 4th St for 58.6 km (9 km west of Jaffray to Fernie). Slushy with slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 8:30 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52460)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Bridge construction at Lizard Creek Bridge (3 km west of Fernie). Lizard Crk Bridge work is in Winter Shutdown - Temporary detour in effect 7 days a week with no expected delays. Slow down and obey all traffic signs. Last updated Mon Dec 2 at 3:22 PM MST. (DBC-13865)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Bridge construction at Lizard Creek Bridge (3 km west of Fernie). Until Fri Jan 31 at 4:00 PM MST. Single Lane Alternating Traffic 24/7. Please watch for flaggers. Speed Zone 50 km/hr. Next update time Mon Jan 27. Last updated Fri Jan 24 at 3:48 PM MST. (DBC-15224)
Highway 3 Highway 3. Winter driving conditions between Riverside Dr and BC/AB Border for 50.2 km (Fernie to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Watch for slippery sections. Last updated Sun Jan 26 at 7:26 AM MST. (DBCRCON-52424)
Datashare

Morrissey Jct
Approx 10 km south of Fernie at Morrissey Jct, looking north..

Hosmer
Hwy 3, in Hosmer, north of Fernie, looking north-east

General Route 3 Information

The Crowsnest Highway's total length in British Columbia is 837 km (520 miles), and its total length within Alberta is 326 km (202 miles). The Crowsnest Highway's western terminus is at Hope, B.C., where it branches off from Highway 1. The highway goes east for 7 km (4 miles) to its junction with Highway 5, then through Allison Pass and Manning Provincial Park for 127 km (79 miles) towards the town of Princeton. In this stretch between Hope and Princeton, known locally as the Hope-Princeton Highway, there are several significant ascents. The first is the steep climb to the Hope Slide, followed later by the remainder of the climb up to Allison Pass at an elevation of 1,342m (4,473 ft). After the summit of Allison Pass, the road descends for 40 km (25 mi) before beginning another long climb up Sunday Summit (1,284m, 4,280 ft). Soon after Sunday Summit is the descent into Princeton, where Highway 5A begins.

After Princeton, the Crowsnest goes southeast for 67 km (42 miles), through Hedley, to the village of Keremeos, where a junction with a length of highway designated as 3A is located. Another 46 km (29 miles) southeast, and the Crowsnest reaches the town of Osoyoos and a junction with Highway 97. The highway then proceeds to hug the Canada-U.S. border east through a stretch of switchbacks. 52 km (32 miles) east of Osoyoos, the Crowsnest reaches its junction with Highway 33 at Rock Creek, then the highway heads east for 70 km (44 miles) to its junction with Highway 41 at a location called Carson. Another 26 km (16 miles) east, passing through Grand Forks en route, the Crowsnest meets Highway 395 at the southern end of Christina Lake.

Further east from Christina Lake, the Crowsnest travels for 47 km (29 miles) through Bonanza Pass to its junction with Highway 3B at Nancy Greene Lake. It is another 26 km (16 miles) east to the junction with Highway 22 at Castlegar, and another 2 km (1¼ miles) east to a junction with another stretch of Highway designated as 3A, also within Castlegar. Leaving Castlegar, the Crowsnest reaches its eastern junction with Highway 3B 26 km (16 miles) east. Highway 6 converges with the Crowsnest at Salmo, 11 km (7 miles) east of the 3B junction, and the two highways proceed south for 14 km (9 miles) to the Burnt Flat Junction, where Highway 6 diverges south.

East of Burnt Flat, the Crowsnest heads through the Kootenay Pass on a stretch known as the Kootenay Skyway, or Salmo-Creston Skyway. 67 km (42 miles) east of Burnt Flat, the Crowsnest reaches the town of Creston, just past junctions with Highways 21 and 3A. 40 km (25 miles) later, at Yahk, Highway 95 merges onto the Crowsnest. The two highways share a common alignment for 72 km (46 miles) northeast along the Moyie River to a junction with Highway 95A at Cranbrook. Another 6 km (4 miles) east, Highway 95 diverges north from the Crowsnest and Highway 93 merges onto the Crowsnest from the north. Highway 93 and the Crowsnest share a common alignment for the next 53 km (32 miles) southeast to Elko, where Highway 93 diverges south. 31 km (19 miles) north of Elko, the Crowsnest reaches Fernie, then it goes north another 30 km (18 miles) to its junction with Highway 43 at Sparwood, and another 19 km (11 miles) east, the highway reaches the boundary with Alberta at Crowsnest Pass.

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