BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News
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Okanagan Road Conditions
Events for Thompson Nicola
|Highway 5 Both directions||Slushy with Slippery Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 11:24 am PST. (ID# 178116)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Construction 6 km north of Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily starting Dec 18 through Dec 19. Lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor delays. Updated on Thu Dec 18 at 6:34 am PST. (ID# -50597)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Slippery Sections from Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) to Merritt (33.5 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 11:27 am PST. (ID# 178103)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Slippery Sections from Merritt to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake (47.1 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 11:28 am PST. (ID# 178119)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Limited Visibility with Fog from Junction with Highway 5A, at Aspen Grove to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (49.5 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 11:22 am PST. (ID# 178185)|
|Little Fort Ferry Both directions||Closed in both directions at North Thompson River because of Ferry Out of Service, until further notice. Updated on Thu Dec 11 at 7:35 am PST. (ID# -49887)|
Events for Okanagan Shuswap
|Coalmont Road Both directions||Compact Snow from Princeton to Junction with Brookmere Road (59.4 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:42 pm PST. (ID# 178198)|
|Highway 1 Both directions||Clearing along the new Hwy ROW along Hoffman's Bluff. The closures will be short durations 5 min max, same as previous work completed over the past 4 weeks. through Tue Dec 23 at 4:00 pm. Updated on Fri Dec 5 at 8:07 am PST. (ID# -50517)|
|Highway 1 Both directions||Slippery Sections 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:11 pm PST. (ID# 178189)|
|Highway 1 Westbound||Construction 1.5 km west of Pritchard through Thu Dec 18 at 7:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with delays up to 10 minutes. Updated on Wed Dec 17 at 11:48 am PST. (ID# -50600)|
|Highway 3 Both directions||Ditching 8 km west of Keremeos 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily through Dec 18. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Dec 16 at 2:51 pm PST. (ID# -50583)|
|Highway 3 Both directions||Slushy Sections from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:46 pm PST. (ID# 178201)|
|Highway 3 Both directions||Limited Visibility with Fog from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:47 pm PST. (ID# 178202)|
|Highway 33 Southbound||Construction at Junction with Big White Road 60km/hour speed zone in effect. Southbound lane closed until further notice. Updated on Thu Dec 11 at 1:59 pm PST. (ID# -50562)|
|Highway 6EW Both directions||Slippery Sections from Coldstream to 7 km east of Lumby (25.3 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:28 pm PST. (ID# 178194)|
|Highway 6EW Both directions||Slushy Sections from Lumby to 7 km east of Cherryville (35.9 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:33 pm PST. (ID# 178195)|
|Highway 6EW Both directions||Slushy with Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:40 pm PST. (ID# 178196)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Slippery Sections 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:45 pm PST. (ID# 178200)|
|Highway 97 Southbound||Construction from Junction with Airport Road in Kelowna to Edwards Road, in Kelowna (7.9 km), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Dec 20. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Dec 15 at 2:46 pm PST. (ID# -50579)|
|Highway 97A Both directions||Slippery Sections from Mara to Junction with Highway 1, in Sicamous (20.3 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:17 pm PST. (ID# 178190)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Slushy Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:57 pm PST. (ID# 178204)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Limited Visibility with Fog from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:58 pm PST. (ID# 178205)|
|Highway 97C Both directions||Slushy Sections from Trepanier Creek Bridge to Junction with Highway 97 (6.2 km). Updated Thu Dec 18 at 12:59 pm PST. (ID# 178206)|
|Westside Road Both directions||Construction along Westside Road 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97, 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 10 minute delay. Updated on Tue Nov 4 at 4:23 pm PST. (ID# -50305)|
General Route Information
Highway 97 The Okanagan Highway is a 269 km (167 mi) long section of Highway 97 between the international border and Monte Creek on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is named for the Okanagan region of British Columbia, through which it largely passes. It begins in the south at the international border crossing north of Oroville, and travels 4 km (2½ mi) north to its junction with the
Crowsnest Highway at
Osoyoos. The highway travels north for 47 km (29 mi), passing through the community of Oliver, before arriving at the locality of
Kaleden, where Highway 3A diverges west.
13 km (8 mi) north of Kaleden, Highway 97 arrives at the city of Penticton. North of Penticton, Highway 97 follows the western shore of Okanagan Lake for 45 km (28 mi), through the communities of Summerland and Peachland, before reaching its junction with Highway 97C just south of Westbank. From there, Highway 97 passes through West Kelowna, Westbank, Lakeview, and reserve lands belonging to the Westbank First Nation until, 15 km (9 mi) northeast of the 97C junction, Highway 97 begins to cross Okanagan Lake via the William R. Bennett Bridge. The highway enters the city of Kelowna upon landfall on the east shore of the lake. 6 km (4 mi) east into the city centre, the highway reaches its junction with Highway 33.
Four kilometres (2½ mi) north of the Highway 33 junction, Highway 97 leaves the urbanised area of Kelowna (the municipal boundary is actually a further 12 km, 7 mi, north). For the next 43 km (27 mi), the route travels well east of Okanagan Lake, passing through the community of Winfield, then alongside the west shore of Wood Lake to Oyama. Both of these communities lie within the municipality of Lake Country. Highway 97 then passes along the west shore of Kalamalka Lake before entering the city of Vernon and a junction with Highway 6. The highway then travels north for 10 km (6 mi) to a junction with Highway 97A at Swan Lake, at which point it veers northwest. 81 km (17 mi) further, Highway 97 merges onto the Trans-Canada Highway at Monte Creek, following Highway 1 for 105 km (65 mi) west to Cache Creek. As it travels westward, Highways 1 and 97 parallel the Thompson River, passing through the city of Kamloops, where there are junctions with Highways 5 and 5A.
Highway 33 is a minor two-lane highway in the Okanagan region of the province. Highway 33, which is 129 km (80 mi) long, connects Rock Creek, on the Crowsnest Highway, north to Kelowna, ( Kelowna Cam )on the Okanagan Highway, partially following the West Kettle River. It is also the main access to the Big White Ski Resort. The only other visible community on Highway 33 is Beaverdell, 48 km (30 mi) north of Rock Creek. Highway 33 opened in 1970.All Season vs. Snow tires Which do you need?