BC Thompson Okanagan Road Conditions - Road Report News

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Okanagan Road Conditions

Events for Thompson Nicola

Highway 8 Both directions Closed in both directions 18 km east of Spences Bridge because of Rock Slide. Alternate route available via Highway 97C and Highway 1. Estimated time of opening currently unavailable; Assessment in progress. Next update at 4:30 am. Updated on Mon Jan 26 at 3:23 am PST. (ID# 184945)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:38 am PST. (ID# 184954)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Kamloops to Junction with Highway 97 at Monte Creek (26 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:37 am PST. (ID# 184953)
Highway 24 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from 13 kilometers east of Bridge Lake to Junction with Highway 5 North, in Little Fort (35.2 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:49 am PST. (ID# 184960)
Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:35 am PST. (ID# 184934)
Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Merritt to Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake (47.1 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:33 am PST. (ID# 184950)
Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:43 am PST. (ID# 184955)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:44 am PST. (ID# 184957)
Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Kamloops to McLure (39.7 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:45 am PST. (ID# 184926)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Kamloops to McLure (39.7 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:46 am PST. (ID# 184958)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from McLure to Little Fort, Junction with Highway 24 (49.6 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:47 am PST. (ID# 184959)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Little Fort, Junction with Highway 24 to McMurphy (78.9 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:50 am PST. (ID# 184928)
Highway 5A Both directions Watch for fallen rocks from Gulliford Lake Rest Area to Junction with Highway 97C - Aspen Grove (23.4 km). Updated on Mon Jan 26 at 3:13 am PST. (ID# 184754)
Highway 5A Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Merritt to Stump Lake Ranch (57.1 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:26 am PST. (ID# 184922)
Highway 8 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Dot Ranch Cutoff Road - East (33.5 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:27 am PST. (ID# 184903)
Highway 8 Both directions Watch for rocks from Exit 286, Junction with Highway 5, in Merritt to Dot Ranch Cutoff Road - East (33.5 km). Updated on Mon Jan 26 at 3:28 am PST. (ID# 184944)
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 Construction 400 m east of Highland Valley Mine Overpass 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily starting Jan 26 through Jan 27. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Expect minor delays. Updated on Fri Jan 16 at 12:59 pm PST. (ID# -50800)
Highway 97C Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Junction with Highway 97D, in Logan Lake to Junction with Highway 8 (41.9 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:35 am PST. (ID# 184908)
Little Fort Ferry Both directions Closed in both directions at North Thompson River because of Ferry Out of Service, until further notice. Updated on Thu Dec 11 at 7:35 am PST. (ID# -49887)
McLure Ferry Both directions The McLure Ferry is out of service effective immediately due to cold temperatures and river conditions. The Ferry will be out of service until further notice when conditions improve. Updated on Thu Jan 22 at 3:25 pm PST. (ID# -50620)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Coalmont Road Both directions Fog Patches from Princeton to Junction with Brookmere Road (59.4 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:15 am PST. (ID# 184943)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 6 km west of Pritchard 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Mon Jan 26. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Jan 23 at 2:40 pm PST. (ID# -50880)
Highway 3 Both directions Fog Patches from Saturday Creek, South of Princeton to Princeton (29.8 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:13 am PST. (ID# 184940)
Highway 3 Both directions Fog Patches from Junction with Highway 5A, in Princeton to Princeton (781 m). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:13 am PST. (ID# 184941)
Highway 3 Both directions Construction 10 km west of Keremeos 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Jan 26 through Feb 9. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jan 22 at 4:27 pm PST. (ID# -50866)
Highway 3 Both directions Fog Patches from Keremeos to Junction with Highway 3A, in Keremeos (1.3 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:18 am PST. (ID# 184764)
Highway 3 Both directions Fog Patches from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:23 am PST. (ID# 184946)
Highway 3 Both directions Slippery Sections from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:24 am PST. (ID# 184947)
Highway 33 Both directions Fog Patches from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:32 am PST. (ID# 184951)
Highway 33 Both directions Fog Patches from Kelowna to Junction with Highway 97, in Kelowna (277 m). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:33 am PST. (ID# 184952)
Highway 33 Northbound Electrical Maintenance at Hwy 97 Hwy 33 and Sutherland Road in Kelowna starting Wed Jan 28 at 7:00 pm through Mon Feb 2 at 6:00 am. Replacing fiber optic cable for Telus. Single lane traffic. Updated on Wed Jan 21 at 11:06 am PST. (ID# -50844)
Highway 3A between Keremeos and Highway 97 Junction Both directions Fog Patches from Junction with Highway 3, in Keremeos to Keremeos (786 m). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:18 am PST. (ID# 184765)
Highway 3A between Keremeos and Highway 97 Junction Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Junction with Highway 3, in Keremeos to Junction with Highway 97 in Kaleden (31.7 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:26 am PST. (ID# 184948)
Highway 3A between Keremeos and Highway 97 Junction Eastbound Construction at Highway 3A between Highway 97 Turn off and Keremeos starting Tue Jan 27 at 9:00 am through Wed Jan 28 at 4:00 pm. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Jan 23 at 4:05 pm PST. (ID# -50882)
Highway 5A Both directions Fog Patches from Junction with Highway 3, in Princeton to Gulliford Lake Rest Area (39.1 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:14 am PST. (ID# 184942)
Highway 6EW Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Highway 6, between Pottery Road and Kal Lake Road, Vernon 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri starting Jan 26 through Jan 30. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with possible delays up to 10 minutes. Updated on Fri Jan 23 at 2:20 pm PST. (ID# -50876)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Coldstream to 7 km east of Lumby (25.3 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 12:57 am PST. (ID# 184837)
Highway 6EW Both directions Water Pooling 7 km east of Lumby to Cherryville (21.9 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 1:03 am PST. (ID# 184719)
Highway 6EW Both directions Water Pooling from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 12:58 am PST. (ID# 184720)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 12:58 am PST. (ID# 184855)
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 Construction at 10 Km's South of Penticton, between Lake Hill and White Lake Road from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon-Fri through Jan 31. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sun Jan 18 at 9:50 am PST. (ID# -50802)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance on Highay 97, both directions at Rosedale Road, Summerland 9:00 am to 3:00 pm every Tuesday on Jan 27. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Jan 23 at 2:47 pm PST. (ID# -50881)
Highway 97 Both directions Water Pooling 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 12:57 am PST. (ID# 184882)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance 20 km south of Penticton 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Mon Jan 26. North Bound shoulder lane will be closed. Updated on Fri Jan 23 at 2:33 pm PST. (ID# -50879)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance at Hwy 97 Hwy 33 and McCurdy Road in Kelowna starting Wed Jan 28 at 7:00 pm through Mon Feb 2 at 6:00 am. Replacing fiber optic cable for Telus. Single lane traffic. Updated on Wed Jan 21 at 11:06 am PST. (ID# -50844)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance on Highway 97, North bound at Berry Road in at Lake Country 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wed Jan 28. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jan 22 at 4:11 pm PST. (ID# -50865)
Highway 97 Northbound Electrical Maintenance on Highway 97, North bound at Berry Road in Lake Country 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mon Jan 26. Lane closure will be in effect. Updated on Thu Jan 22 at 4:05 pm PST. (ID# -50864)
Highway 97C Both directions Slippery Sections from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Mon Jan 26 at 3:28 am PST. (ID# 184949)
Westside Road Both directions Construction 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97 South 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm daily starting Jan 26 through Jan 27. 30 minute delay expected. Updated on Sun Jan 25 at 1:01 pm PST. (ID# -50884)
Westside Road Both directions Construction along Westside Road 12 km north of Junction with Highway 97, 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Single Lane Alternating Traffic, with possible 10min delays, until further notice. Please call 1-844-371-3824 for construction advisories. Updated on Thu Jan 22 at 12:10 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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