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 24 Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from 13 kilometers east of Bridge Lake to Junction with Highway 5 North, in Little Fort (35.2 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:28 pm PST. (ID# 214370)
Highway 5 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 11:58 am PST. (ID# 214412)
Highway 5 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Merritt to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake (47.1 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 11:51 am PST. (ID# 214410)
Highway 5 Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:11 pm PST. (ID# 214413)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Little Fort, Junction with Highway 24 to McMurphy (78.9 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:28 pm PST. (ID# 214237)
Highway 5 Southbound Watch for broken pavement from Great Bear Snowshed to Exit 202, Portia Interchange (10.8 km). Updated on Sun Feb 14 at 11:49 am PST. (ID# 213921)
Highway 5A Both directions Construction 15 km north of Exit 290, Junction with Highway 5, Merritt (North) through Mon Feb 29 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Feb 9 at 2:17 pm PST. (ID# -56342)
Highway 5A Both directions Watch for Rocks on Road from Merritt to Stump Lake Ranch (57.1 km). Updated on Sun Feb 14 at 11:49 am PST. (ID# 214365)
Highway 8 Both directions Construction 4 km east of Junction with Highway 97C starting Tue Feb 16 at 7:30 am through Fri Feb 19 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Feb 12 at 1:37 pm PST. (ID# -56386)
Highway 8 Both directions Electrical Maintenance from Merritt city centre, at Voght Street to Junction with Highway 97C (4.8 km), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Mar 15. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Jan 20 at 7:10 am PST. (ID# -56107)
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 Sun Feb 14 at 11:49 am PST. (ID# 214366)
Highway 97C Both directions Winter Highway Maintenance at Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) until further notice. Watch for reduce lane width due to snow accumulation. Updated on Sat Feb 6 at 6:47 am PST. (ID# -56308)
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 Sun Feb 14 at 11:54 am PST. (ID# 214411)
Little Fort Ferry Both directions Ferry Service Interruption at North Thompson River until further notice. Light Passenger Vehicles only due to low water. Updated on Fri Jan 29 at 2:59 pm PST. (ID# -56256)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Westbound Construction at Chase 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Jun 15. 15 minute delay expected. Updated on Wed Feb 10 at 3:53 pm PST. (ID# -55917)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 25 km west of Princeton 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat through Sep 15 2016. Lane closure in effect, work area is restricted to 60 Km's. Updated on Tue Mar 17 at 11:57 am PDT. (ID# -51515)
Highway 3 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:22 pm PST. (ID# 214256)
Highway 33 Both directions Compact Snow from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:23 pm PST. (ID# 214382)
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Gallagher Road, Kelowna starting Thu Feb 18 at 9:00 am through Fri Feb 19 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Feb 9 at 1:09 pm PST. (ID# -56339)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 97, in Vernon to Coldstream (7.2 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:32 pm PST. (ID# 214312)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:41 pm PST. (ID# 214418)
Highway 97 Both directions Slippery Sections from Crystal Waters Road to 21 km south of Falkland (38.5 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:31 pm PST. (ID# 214310)
Highway 97 Both directions Slippery Sections 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:33 pm PST. (ID# 214340)
Highway 97 Southbound Lane Closure for Electrical Maintenance on Highway 97 Kelowna southbound between Edwards Road and Sexsmith Road 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Feb 9 through Mar 1. Updated on Tue Feb 9 at 8:19 am PST. (ID# -56274)
Highway 97A Both directions Electrical Maintenance on Highway 97A 600km North of Swan Lake Interchange in Vernon starting Tue Feb 9 at 9:00 am through Mon Feb 15 at 3:00 pm. Updated on Tue Feb 9 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# -56293)
Highway 97A Both directions Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 97, in Vernon to Mara (45 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:31 pm PST. (ID# 214305)
Highway 97A Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Junction with Highway 97, in Vernon to Mara (45 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:31 pm PST. (ID# 214372)
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 Sun Feb 14 at 12:31 pm PST. (ID# 214307)
Highway 97C Both directions Fog Patches from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:20 pm PST. (ID# 214254)
Highway 97C Both directions Slushy Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:25 pm PST. (ID# 214415)
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 is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. For real time updates call toll-free at 1-844-371-3824. Updated on Tue Feb 9 at 1:29 pm PST. (ID# -55957)
Westside Road Both directions Slippery Sections from Shelter Cove to Junction with Highway 97 North (42.1 km). Updated Sun Feb 14 at 12:33 pm PST. (ID# 214314)

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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