BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Tue Mar 3 at 7:40 am PST. (ID# 189669)
Highway 5 Northbound Ditching 20 km south of Clearwater 6:00 am to 3:30 pm daily through Mar 3. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Sun Mar 1 at 5:03 am PST. (ID# -51294)
Highway 5A Both directions Ditching at Junction with Highway 97C - Aspen Grove 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tue Mar 3. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 7:15 am PST. (ID# -51320)
Highway 5A Both directions Telus line Maintenance, 36 km south of Kamloops on Highway 5, starting Mon Mar 2 at 9:00 am through Wed Mar 4 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Updated on Mon Mar 2 at 8:06 am PST. (ID# -51288)
Highway 8 Both directions Bridge Construction at Spences Bridge through Tue Mar 31 at 11:59 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Wed Jan 21 at 12:20 pm PST. (ID# -50846)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 5A, at Aspen Grove to Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) (49.5 km). Updated Tue Mar 3 at 6:50 am PST. (ID# 189631)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Coalmont Road Both directions Construction 18 km north of Coalmont starting Wed Mar 4 at 9:00 am through Thu Mar 5 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 9:02 am PST. (ID# -51315)
Highway 3 Both directions Maintenance 31 km east of Princeton to 37 km east of Princeton (6 km), 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 6. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Feb 23 at 6:06 am PST. (ID# -51200)
Highway 33 Both directions Slippery Sections from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Tue Mar 3 at 8:03 am PST. (ID# 189671)
Highway 5A Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Princeton 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri through Mar 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 7:55 am PST. (ID# -51314)
Highway 6EW Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Tue Mar 3 at 8:21 am PST. (ID# 189639)
Highway 97 Both directions Bridge Construction on Highway 97, Penticton Channel Parkway from Warren Avenue to Skaha Lake Road, through Tue Jun 30 at 11:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Fri Jan 16 at 3:19 pm PST. (ID# -50804)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at West Kelowna between Gorman Mill and Todd Road from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Mar 4 through Mar 20. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 9:55 am PST. (ID# -51322)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna between Elliott and Paynter Road through Thu Mar 5 at 6:00 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 4:54 am PST. (ID# -51312)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Kelowna between Sexsmith and Woodsdale Road starting Mon Mar 2 at 9:00 am through Tue Mar 3 at 3:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Mar 2 at 8:07 am PST. (ID# -51283)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at West Kelowna between Glenrosa and Bartley Road starting Mon Mar 2 at 9:00 am through Tue Mar 3 at 3:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Mar 2 at 8:08 am PST. (ID# -51282)
Highway 97 Both directions Maintenance in Kelowna from Edward Road to Abbott Street, 9:00 pm to 6:00 am Mon-Thu starting Mar 2 through Mar 31. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Mon Mar 2 at 8:13 pm PST. (ID# -51238)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 6 km south of Vernon between Westridge and Birnie Road starting Wed Mar 4 at 9:00 am through Fri Mar 6 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Wed Feb 25 at 4:16 pm PST. (ID# -51264)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 2 km north of Vernon at Stickle Road 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tue Mar 3. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 8:26 am PST. (ID# -51262)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance at West Kelowna between Drought and Glenrosa Road through Tue Mar 3 at 3:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Mar 2 at 8:09 am PST. (ID# -51280)
Highway 97 Northbound Maintenance at Kelowna from Mills Road to Highway 33 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Mar 9 through Mar 13. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Tue Feb 24 at 1:50 pm PST. (ID# -51239)
Highway 97 Southbound Construction at Campbell Road through Wed Mar 4 at 3:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 6:34 am PST. (ID# -51313)
Highway 97C Both directions Slippery Sections at Pennask Summitt (1728 metres). Updated Tue Mar 3 at 8:02 am PST. (ID# 189670)
Westside Road Both directions Construction between 4 Mile Creek and Pine Point Road at Westside South 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tue Mar 3. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Tue Mar 3 at 7:55 am PST. (ID# -51311)
Westside Road Both directions Construction from Junction with Highway 97 South to 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South (12 km). Please be advised, Monday to Friday, expect single-lane alternating traffic control with 10 minute delays from 7:00am to 5:00pm, and up to 2 hour closures from 9:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm for rock blastingconstruction. Please check the closure hotline 1-844-371-3824 for real-time updates on Westside Road Closures. Updated on Wed Feb 4 at 4:31 pm PST. (ID# -50305)

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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