BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

McLure Ferry Both directions Ferry Out of Service due to ice flow. Updated on Fri Mar 24 at 7:32 am PDT. (ID# 228354)
Highway 1 Both directions Fog Patches from Jackass Mountain Summit (361 metres) to Spences Bridge (52.9 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:03 am PDT. (ID# 247444)
Highway 1 Westbound Special Event 2 km east of Exit 362, Junction with Highway 5 Coquihalla in Kamloops to 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek (63.1 km), 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sun Mar 26. Slow moving caravan on the road. Expect minor delays. Please obey all traffic control personal and signage. Updated on Thu Mar 23 at 8:24 am PDT. (ID# -62677)
Highway 24 Both directions Slippery Sections from 13 kilometers east of Bridge Lake to Junction with Highway 5 North, in Little Fort (35.2 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:34 am PDT. (ID# 247450)
Highway 5 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:06 am PDT. (ID# 247398)
Highway 5 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Merritt to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake (47.1 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:06 am PDT. (ID# 247445)
Highway 5 Both directions Slushy Sections from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:33 am PDT. (ID# 247449)
Highway 5 Northbound Special Event 1.6 km north of Kamloops to 3.7 km north of Kamloops (2.1 km), 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Sun Mar 26. Lane closure will be in effect. Single lane of northbound traffic will be maintained. Please obey all traffic control. Expect up to 20 minute delays on the Red Bridge. Updated on Thu Mar 23 at 8:25 am PDT. (ID# -62675)
Highway 5 Southbound Maintenance at Great Bear Snowshed until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Mar 21 at 9:16 pm PDT. (ID# -62664)
Highway 5A Both directions Watch for rocks on Road from Merritt to Stump Lake Ranch (57.1 km). Updated on Fri Mar 24 at 7:04 am PDT. (ID# 245351)
Highway 8 Both directions Watch for rocks on Road from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Dot Ranch Cutoff Road - East (33.5 km). Updated on Fri Mar 24 at 7:04 am PDT. (ID# 245352)
Highway 97C Both directions Slushy Sections from Junction with Highway 97D, in Logan Lake to Junction with Highway 8 (41.9 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:08 am PDT. (ID# 247446)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Junction with Highway 5A, at Aspen Grove to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (49.5 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 6:54 am PDT. (ID# 247443)
Highway 97C Both directions Fog Patches from Junction with Highway 5A, at Aspen Grove to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (49.5 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 8:45 am PDT. (ID# 247468)
Highway 97D Both directions Slushy Sections from Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 5 at Lac Le Jeune (24.1 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 7:09 am PDT. (ID# 247448)
Lytton Ferry Both directions Ferry service interruption at Fraser River effective immediately. Light traffic and school buses only until further notice due to low water. Updated on Wed Mar 8 at 8:51 am PST. (ID# -62451)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance 1 km west of Sicamous 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily on Mar 24. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Mar 24 at 6:05 am PDT. (ID# -62690)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance at Sicamous 8:30 am to 11:00 am on Fri Mar 24. Updated on Fri Mar 24 at 8:28 am PDT. (ID# -62730)
Highway 1 Both directions Brushing 30 km east of Sicamous 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Thu starting Mar 27 through Apr 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Mar 13 at 11:52 am PDT. (ID# -62506)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Hoffman's Bluff 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 24. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Mar 6 at 6:48 am PST. (ID# -62373)
Highway 33 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 8:36 am PDT. (ID# 247466)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 8:07 am PDT. (ID# 247454)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 1 km south of Oliver 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Mar 2 at 1:38 am PST. (ID# -62380)
Highway 97 Both directions Bridge Maintenance from Campbell Road to Abbott Street (2 km), 9:00 pm to 5:00 am daily through Mar 30. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Thu Mar 16 at 4:16 pm PDT. (ID# -62567)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Kelowna between Highway 33 and Edwards Road 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Sun - Thu until further notice. Lane closure in effect. Over width loads MUST call Carrie Lutz (604-842-3255) in advance for route access approval. Updated on Thu Aug 11 at 7:26 am PDT. (ID# -58631)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 11.6 km south of Lake Country Wednesday March 22, 2017 until Wed Apr 5 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Mar 22 at 8:22 am PDT. (ID# -62651)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 5 km north of Westwold 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fri Mar 24. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Mar 24 at 6:40 am PDT. (ID# -62705)
Highway 97 Both directions Water Pooling 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 8:08 am PDT. (ID# 247455)
Highway 97 Northbound Construction 11.6 km south of Lake Country 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 27. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Mar 13 at 8:09 am PDT. (ID# -62482)
Highway 97 Northbound Maintenance 1 km north of Lake Country 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Thu starting Mar 28 through Mar 30. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Mar 23 at 2:20 pm PDT. (ID# -62724)
Highway 97 Northbound Aerial cable work Highway 97 Northbound at Crystal Waters Road to Pelmewash Parkway 9:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays starting Mar 10 through Mar 24. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Mar 10 at 8:07 am PST. (ID# -62458)
Highway 97A Both directions Brushing 1 km south of Enderby 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Mar 17 through Mar 24. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Mar 17 at 9:41 am PDT. (ID# -62559)
Highway 97A Both directions Maintenance 7 km north of Grindrod 2:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Apr 1. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Feb 17 at 1:14 pm PST. (ID# -62245)
Highway 97A Northbound Brushing at Grindrod 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 24. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Mar 22 at 10:04 am PDT. (ID# -62680)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 8:26 am PDT. (ID# 247462)
Highway 97C Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Fri Mar 24 at 8:31 am PDT. (ID# 247464)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 11 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. There will be 2 hour closures Monday to Friday from 9:30AM - 11:30AM and 12:30PM - 2:30PM for rock blasting. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates. Updated on Mon Mar 13 at 11:46 am PDT. (ID# -56583)

Okanagan Weather Locations

Osoyoos     Penticton     Kelowna     Vernon     Rock Creek

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.

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