BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

Highways 1, 6, 33, 97A, 97 Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna, Westbank, Vernon ...

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Little Fort Ferry Both directions Ferry Out of Service due to ice flow. Updated on Sat Jan 21 at 7:45 am PST. (ID# 228353)
McLure Ferry Both directions Ferry Out of Service due to ice flow. Updated on Sat Jan 21 at 7:45 am PST. (ID# 228354)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance 9 km west of Spences Bridge 12:01 am to 11:59 pm daily through Jan 30. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Sat Jan 14 at 8:48 am PST. (ID# -61877)
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 Sat Jan 21 at 7:48 am PST. (ID# 236177)
Highway 5 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:43 am PST. (ID# 236061)
Highway 5 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) to Merritt (33.5 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:51 am PST. (ID# 236178)
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 Sat Jan 21 at 7:52 am PST. (ID# 236179)
Highway 5 Both directions Slushy Sections from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:48 am PST. (ID# 236176)
Highway 5A Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Gulliford Lake Rest Area to Junction with Highway 97C - Aspen Grove (23.4 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:42 am PST. (ID# 236174)
Highway 5A Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Merritt to Stump Lake Ranch (57.1 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:39 am PST. (ID# 236171)
Highway 8 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Dot Ranch Cutoff Road - East (33.5 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:40 am PST. (ID# 236172)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 97D, in Logan Lake to Junction with Highway 8 (41.9 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:44 am PST. (ID# 236175)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Merritt to Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt (3.9 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:55 am PST. (ID# 236180)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (73.1 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 7:42 am PST. (ID# 236092)
Lytton Ferry Both directions Ferry is closed due to ice jams at Fraser River. Updated on Sat Jan 21 at 3:05 am PST. (ID# 235202)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction Highway 97 in Monte Creek to Sorrento (49.1 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 235928)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Sorrento to 11 km west of Sicamous (51.4 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# 235926)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Sorrento to 11 km west of Sicamous (51.4 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# 236080)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:16 am PST. (ID# 236011)
Highway 1 Westbound Winter Highway Maintenance 20 km east of Sicamous 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sat Jan 21. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Sat Jan 21 at 7:03 am PST. (ID# -61982)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction at 2 Km's west of Hedley through Sun Jan 22 at 4:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Jan 11 at 10:33 am PST. (ID# -61819)
Highway 3 Both directions Compact Snow from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# 236184)
Highway 33 Both directions Compact Snow from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:59 am PST. (ID# 236201)
Highway 33 Both directions Compact Snow from Kelowna to Junction with Highway 97, in Kelowna (277 m). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 9:00 am PST. (ID# 236202)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 97, in Vernon to Coldstream (7.2 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:29 am PST. (ID# 236128)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Coldstream to 7 km east of Lumby (25.3 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:21 am PST. (ID# 235678)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections 7 km east of Lumby to Cherryville (21.9 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:55 am PST. (ID# 236195)
Highway 6EW Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:55 am PST. (ID# 236111)
Highway 6EW Eastbound Electrical Maintenance 19 km east of Lumby 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Jan 23 through Jan 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jan 17 at 10:49 am PST. (ID# -61909)
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 Slushy with Slippery Sections from Lake Country to Crystal Waters Road (14 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:57 am PST. (ID# 236197)
Highway 97 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Crystal Waters Road to 21 km south of Falkland (38.5 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:28 am PST. (ID# 236119)
Highway 97 Both directions Slippery Sections from Crystal Waters Road to 21 km south of Falkland (38.5 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:28 am PST. (ID# 236126)
Highway 97 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:30 am PST. (ID# 236189)
Highway 97 Northbound Construction at Richter Road, Kelowna 9:00 pm to 11:55 pm on Mon Jan 23. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jan 17 at 10:56 am PST. (ID# -61910)
Highway 97 Southbound Construction 10 km north of Vernon 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wed Jan 25. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jan 18 at 4:19 pm PST. (ID# -61935)
Highway 97A Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 97, in Vernon to Mara (45 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:24 am PST. (ID# 236121)
Highway 97A Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Junction with Highway 97, in Vernon to Sicamous (64.8 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:23 am PST. (ID# 236066)
Highway 97A Both directions Slippery Sections from Mara to Junction with Highway 1, in Sicamous (20.3 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# 236012)
Highway 97B Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Junction with Highway 97A, in Enderby to 6 km south of Junction with Highway 1, in Salmon Arm (8.3 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:26 am PST. (ID# 236067)
Highway 97B Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 97A, in Enderby to 6 km south of Junction with Highway 1, in Salmon Arm (8.3 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:26 am PST. (ID# 236123)
Highway 97B Both directions Slippery Sections 8 km north of Junction with Highway 97A, in Enderby to Junction with Highway 1, in Salmon Arm (6.3 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:19 am PST. (ID# 235927)
Highway 97B Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog 8 km north of Junction with Highway 97A, in Enderby to Junction with Highway 1, in Salmon Arm (6.3 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:18 am PST. (ID# 236081)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:28 am PST. (ID# 236093)
Highway 97C Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:30 am PST. (ID# 236191)
Highway 97C Both directions Slushy Sections from Trepanier Creek Bridge to Junction with Highway 97 (6.2 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:48 am PST. (ID# 236193)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 10 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Feb 9. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Jan 10 at 3:43 pm PST. (ID# -61855)
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 alternation 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 Sep 12 at 2:32 pm PDT. (ID# -56583)
Westside Road Both directions Slippery Sections from Shelter Cove to Junction with Highway 97 North (42.1 km). Updated Sat Jan 21 at 8:29 am PST. (ID# 236129)

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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