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 5 Both directions Vehicle Incident 13 km north of Vavenby. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 10:01 pm PST. (ID# 242220)
Little Fort Ferry Both directions Ferry Out of Service due to ice flow. Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 8:46 pm PST. (ID# 228353)
McLure Ferry Both directions Ferry Out of Service due to ice flow. Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 8:46 pm PST. (ID# 228354)
Highway 1 Both directions Debris on Road from Jackass Mountain Summit (361 metres) to Spences Bridge (52.9 km). Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 7:09 pm PST. (ID# 242217)
Highway 12 Both directions Debris on Road from Lytton to 24 km north of Lytton (24 km). Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 7:10 pm PST. (ID# 242218)
Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Merritt to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake (47.1 km). Updated Fri Feb 24 at 7:07 pm PST. (ID# 242216)
Highway 5 Both directions Tree falling 14 km north of Barriere 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 18. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 10 minute delays. Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 9:16 am PST. (ID# -62344)
Highway 5A Both directions Debris on Road from Merritt to Stump Lake Ranch (57.1 km). Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 7:05 pm PST. (ID# 242151)
Highway 8 Both directions Debris on Road from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Dot Ranch Cutoff Road - East (33.5 km). Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 7:05 pm PST. (ID# 242152)
Highway 8 Both directions Debris on Road from Dot Ranch Cutoff Road - East to Junction with Highway 1, in Spences Bridge (31.7 km). Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 7:11 pm PST. (ID# 242219)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Canoe 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Mar 6 through Mar 10. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Feb 22 at 3:36 pm PST. (ID# -62329)
Highway 1 Both directions Bridge Maintenance 26 km east of Sicamous will be in effect 24 hours a day through to Tue Mar 14th. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Mon Feb 20 at 11:23 am PST. (ID# -62139)
Highway 33 Both directions Brushing at Kelowna between McKenzie to Rutland Road starting Mon Feb 27 at 9:00 am through Tue Feb 28 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 10:58 am PST. (ID# -62347)
Highway 6EW Both directions Maintenance 1 km east of Vernon 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tue Feb 28. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Feb 24 at 11:05 am PST. (ID# -62348)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Fri Feb 24 at 8:02 pm PST. (ID# 242053)
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 Construction 3 km south of Lake Country 7:00 pm to 5:00 am Mon-Fri through Feb 26. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Feb 17 at 12:01 am PST. (ID# -62207)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 2.1 km south of Lake Country to 2.1 km north of Lake Country (4.2 km), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Feb 27 through Mar 3. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Fri Feb 10 at 2:44 pm PST. (ID# -62208)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance 8.5 km north of Lake Country 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Fri starting Feb 27 through Mar 13. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Feb 23 at 4:01 pm PST. (ID# -62338)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance at Vernon 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 3. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Feb 20 at 1:32 pm PST. (ID# -62301)
Highway 97A Both directions Electrical Maintenance 2 km north of Enderby 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri through Feb 28. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Feb 21 at 8:58 am PST. (ID# -62316)
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 97B Southbound Maintenance 3 km south of Salmon Arm 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Feb 21 at 10:02 am PST. (ID# -62318)
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 Sun Feb 19 at 9:23 am PST. (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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