BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Little Fort Ferry Both directions Closed in both directions at North Thompson River because of Ferry Out of Service, until further notice. Updated on Wed Oct 1 at 7:13 pm PDT. (ID# -49887)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Spences Bridge 24 hours a day through noon on November 10. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect delays up to 10 minutes. Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 9:22 am PDT. (ID# -50246)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Great Bear Snowshed to Coquihalla Summit (1244 metres) (6.8 km). Updated Fri Oct 31 at 5:06 pm PDT. (ID# 172606)
Highway 5 Both directions Construction from Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) to Exit 276, Comstock (20 km), starting Mon Nov 3 at 8:00 am through Fri Nov 7 at 4:30 pm. Updated on Fri Oct 31 at 3:31 pm PDT. (ID# -50268)
Highway 5 Both directions Rock Scaling at Fishtrap Canyon starting 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon-Sun through Nov 14. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect up to 20 minute delays. Updated on Fri Oct 3 at 3:30 pm PDT. (ID# -49895)
Highway 8 Both directions Construction on Hwy 8, 5.5 km east of Spences Bridge, on Rattlesnake & 3 Mile Bridges, through Sat Nov 15, 24 hours a day. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 20 minutes delay. Updated on Thu Oct 23 at 1:16 pm PDT. (ID# -50163)
Highway 97C Eastbound Construction 10 km east of Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt starting Sun Nov 2 at 7:00 am through Sat Nov 8 at 4:30 pm. Updated on Mon Oct 27 at 10:15 am PDT. (ID# -50196)
Highway 97C Eastbound Construction 10 km east of Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt through Sat Nov 1 at 5:30 pm. Updated on Mon Oct 27 at 10:16 am PDT. (ID# -50195)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance at Junction Highway 97 in Monte Creek to Pritchard, Mon Oct 27 at 7:30 am through Sat Nov 1 at 7:30 am. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Please watch for detour and obey construction speed zone. Updated on Mon Oct 27 at 6:37 am PDT. (ID# -50185)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Trans Canada Highway Number 1 at Chase starting Thu Oct 30 at 7:00 am through Fri Nov 21 at 5:30 pm. Construction speed zone of 70 km during working hours Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 3:31 pm PDT. (ID# -50254)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 20 km east of Sicamous 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily starting Nov 3 through Nov 8. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 12:02 pm PDT. (ID# -50251)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 20 km east of Sicamous 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sat Nov 1. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 11:53 am PDT. (ID# -50250)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 20 km west of Princeton between Friday Creek and Laidlaw Road 6:00 am to 6:00 pm daily until further notice. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect 5-minute delays. Updated on Thurs Jul 31 at 8:36 am PDT. (ID# -48429)
Highway 3 Both directions Mowing from Princeton to 30 km east of Princeton (30 km), 7:30 am to 3:00 pm daily starting Nov 3 through Nov 6. Updated on Fri Oct 31 at 11:01 am PDT. (ID# -50265)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction at Crowsnest Highway 3 9 km west of Keremeos Mon Nov 3 at 7:00 am through Fri Nov 28 at 5:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with minor delays. Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 8:19 am PDT. (ID# -50229)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 6 km east of Osoyoos starting Mon Oct 6 at 7:00 am through Fri Nov 14 at 7:00 pm. Lane closure in effect. 15 minute delay expected. Updated on Mon Oct 6 at 6:02 am PDT. (ID# -49982)
Highway 33 Both directions Construction on Hwy 33 at the junction with Big White Road 7:00 Big White road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. 20 minute delays for paving. Speed on Hwy 33 reduced to 60km
Highway 33 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at highway 33 between Toovie Road and Rutland Road in Kelowna starting Wed Oct 29 at 9:00 am through Fri Dec 5 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Wed Oct 29 at 11:12 am PDT. (ID# -50164)
Highway 6EW Both directions Water Pooling from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Fri Oct 31 at 8:16 pm PDT. (ID# 172592)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Penticton through Sat Dec 6 at 5:00 pm. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Oct 6 at 7:08 am PDT. (ID# -49936)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at highway 97 and Westlake Road in West Kelowna starting Tue Nov 4 at 7:00 pm through Wed Nov 5 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Fri Oct 31 at 10:57 am PDT. (ID# -50264)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Highway 97 sounth bound in West Kelowna starting Fri Oct 31 at 9:00 am through Sat Nov 1 at 3:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with no delays. Updated on Fri Oct 31 at 9:32 am PDT. (ID# -50249)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction at Hwy 97 East of Leckie Road to Hwy 33 in Kelowna starting Wed Nov 12 at 9:00 pm through Thu Nov 13 at 6:00 am. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 5 minute delays. Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 9:10 am PDT. (ID# -50245)
Highway 97 Both directions Construction 12km North of Highway 97 at West Kelowna starting Sat Nov 1 at 7:00 am through Sun Nov 30 at 4:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 10 minute delays. Updated on Mon Oct 27 at 2:02 pm PDT. (ID# -50203)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Hwy 97 between Quail Ridge and Sixsmith Road in Kelowna starting Thu Oct 30 at 9:00 am through Fri Nov 7 at 3:00 pm. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Oct 30 at 8:36 am PDT. (ID# -50201)
Highway 97C Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Fri Oct 31 at 8:05 pm PDT. (ID# 172423)

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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