BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News
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Okanagan Road Conditions
Events for Thompson Nicola
|Highway 5 Both directions||Watch for broken pavement from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 228, Coquihalla Lakes Road (25.8 km). Updated on Sun Apr 20 at 7:07 am PDT. (ID# 170582)|
|Highway 5 Both directions||Slushy Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Sun Apr 20 at 7:08 am PDT. (ID# 170590)|
|Highway 5 Northbound||Construction on shoulder of Highway 5 Northbound at Clearwater 7:30 am to 4:30 pm daily starting Apr 22 through Apr 23. Intermittent single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Apr 16 at 3:56 pm PDT. (ID# -47030)|
|Little Fort Ferry Both directions||Ferry Service Interruption at North Thompson River until further notice. Passenger vehicles only. Updated on Thu Apr 3 at 6:14 am PDT. (ID# -46724)|
|Lytton Ferry Both directions||Road will be closed in both directions at Fraser River because of Ferry Service Interruption, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wed Apr 23. Updated on Wed Apr 16 at 3:26 pm PDT. (ID# -47027)|
Events for Okanagan Shuswap
|Highway 1 Both directions||Construction 14 km west of Chase 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sat starting Jul 8 2013 through Jul 31 2014. There will be 5 minute delays. Updated on Fri Jul 5 at 4:39 pm PDT. (ID# -42438)|
|Highway 1 Both directions||Sweeping 4 km west of Salmon Arm to 4 km east of Salmon Arm (8 km), 6:30 am to 4:00 pm daily through Apr 24. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Apr 16 at 6:30 am PDT. (ID# -46977)|
|Highway 1 Both directions||Sweeping 5 km west of Salmon Arm to 5 km east of Salmon Arm (10 km), through Fri Apr 25 at 4:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Sat Apr 19 at 5:30 am PDT. (ID# -47051)|
|Highway 3 Both directions||Construction 12 km east of Keremeos 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Apr 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Mar 31 at 6:24 am PDT. (ID# -46520)|
|Highway 33 Both directions||Construction at Junction with Big White Road 5:00 am to 5:00 pm daily until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic, expect 5-minute delays. Updated on Wed Jan 8 at 1:31 pm PST. (ID# -41145)|
|Highway 33 Both directions||Rocks on Road at Junction with Big White Road. Updated on Sun Apr 20 at 12:33 am PDT. (ID# 170588)|
|Highway 5A Northbound||Electrical Maintenance Highway 5A, 8-12 kilometers North Princeton 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Apr 22 through Apr 28. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Apr 17 at 8:21 am PDT. (ID# -47037)|
|Highway 97 Both directions||Median maintenance at Kelowna 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Thu starting Apr 1 through Apr 30. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Tue Apr 1 at 8:07 pm PDT. (ID# -46413)|
|Highway 97 Northbound||Special Event Highway 97 North of Road # 18 at Oliver 9:00 am to 11:00 am daily on May 24. Updated on Wed Apr 16 at 8:46 am PDT. (ID# -47021)|
|Highway 97 Northbound||Electrical Maintenance Junction with Westside Road 10 km South on Highway 97 at Dobbin Road in West Kelowna 7:00 pm to 6:00 am daily starting Apr 24 through Apr 25. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Apr 17 at 2:25 pm PDT. (ID# -47045)|
|Highway 97 Southbound||Electrical Maintenance at Highway 97 between Brown Road and Hebert Road in West Kelowna, 10 kilometers South of Junction with Westside Road 7:00 pm to 6:00 am daily starting Apr 22 through Apr 24. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Apr 17 at 10:52 am PDT. (ID# -47042)|
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?