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

Highway 12 Both directions Vehicle Incident 22.5 km north of Lytton. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Dec 14 at 7:23 pm PST. (ID# 259662)
Highway 5 Both directions Fog Patches from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Thu Dec 14 at 7:23 pm PST. (ID# 259676)
Highway 5 Both directions Watch for potholes on Road from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated on Thu Dec 14 at 7:29 pm PST. (ID# 259677)
Highway 97D Both directions Maintenance 10 km east of Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake until further notice. Please watch for reduced speed of 50 KM/HR. Updated on Wed Oct 11 at 3:43 pm PDT. (ID# -64229)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Adams Lake Ferry Both directions Ferry Service Interruption at Adams Lake through Fri Dec 15 at 6:00 pm. 20 minute delay expected. Updated on Mon Dec 11 at 11:36 am PST. (ID# -66897)
Highway 1 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 2 km east of Canoe 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Thu starting Dec 18 through Dec 21. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Dec 13 at 1:28 pm PST. (ID# -67036)
Highway 1 Eastbound Maintenance 9.3 km east of Chase starting Mon Dec 18 at 8:00 am through Tue Dec 19 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Dec 14 at 10:52 am PST. (ID# -67045)
Highway 5A Northbound Electrical Maintenance 7 km North of Princeton 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Thu Dec 21. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Thu Dec 14 at 10:46 am PST. (ID# -67043)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Thu Dec 14 at 4:15 pm PST. (ID# 259601)
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 97A Both directions Electrical Maintenance 1 km south of Sicamous 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Dec 19 through Dec 22. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Dec 13 at 1:31 pm PST. (ID# -67037)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Thu Dec 14 at 12:21 pm PST. (ID# 259523)
Highway 97C Both directions Fog Patches from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Thu Dec 14 at 12:21 pm PST. (ID# 259524)

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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