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 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:03 am PST. (ID# 227448)
Highway 1 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from 10 kilometers east of Cache Creek to Kamloops (73.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:05 am PST. (ID# 227449)
Highway 1 Eastbound Construction at Dallas Drive Exit 384 east of Kamloops 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on Sun Dec 4. Updated on Thu Dec 1 at 3:47 pm PST. (ID# -61614)
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 Sat Dec 3 at 8:17 am PST. (ID# 227453)
Highway 5 Both directions Compact Snow with Slushy Sections from Exit 202, Portia Interchange to Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road) (54.8 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 7:19 am PST. (ID# 227203)
Highway 5 Both directions Slippery Sections from Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake to Kamloops (40.7 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:08 am PST. (ID# 227450)
Highway 5 Both directions Bridge Joint replacement at Barriere North Thompson Bridge starting Mon Nov 14 at 7:00 am through Fri Dec 9 at 5:00 pm 24hours a day. Lane closure will be in effect. Please obey all signs, traffic control lights and flag people. Updated on Wed Nov 9 at 4:48 pm PST. (ID# -61346)
Highway 5 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Clearwater to McMurphy (48.2 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:19 am PST. (ID# 227377)
Highway 5 Northbound Winter Driving Conditions at Great Bear Snowshed. 20 minute delay expected. Updated Sat Dec 3 at 11:27 am PST. (ID# 227507)
Highway 5A Both directions Slushy with Slippery Sections from Gulliford Lake Rest Area to Junction with Highway 97C - Aspen Grove (23.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 7:16 am PST. (ID# 227446)
Highway 5A Both directions Slippery Sections from Stump Lake Ranch to Kamloops (34.2 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:12 am PST. (ID# 227451)
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 Sat Dec 3 at 7:17 am PST. (ID# 227447)

Events for Okanagan Shuswap

Highway 1 Both directions Construction at Hoffman's Bluff 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through Dec 16. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Nov 25 at 9:59 am PST. (ID# -61481)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections from Sorrento to 11 km west of Sicamous (51.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:13 am PST. (ID# 227158)
Highway 1 Both directions Maintenance at Craigellachie 7:00 am to 12:00 am daily through Dec 9. Rest Area is closed for maintenance. Updated on Tue Nov 29 at 8:15 am PST. (ID# -61571)
Highway 1 Both directions Slippery Sections 11 km west of Sicamous to Craigellachie (41 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 227155)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous at Perry River Bridge 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Thu starting Dec 5 through Dec 6. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Fri Dec 2 at 2:49 pm PST. (ID# -61632)
Highway 1 Both directions Construction 30 km east of Sicamous near Perry River Bridge 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Sat starting Dec 1 through Dec 3. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Dec 1 at 9:07 am PST. (ID# -61561)
Highway 3 Both directions Vehicle Incident 12 km west of Princeton. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Sat Dec 3 at 11:11 am PST. (ID# 227327)
Highway 3 Both directions Limited Visibility with Fog from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:26 am PST. (ID# 227337)
Highway 3 Both directions Slushy Sections from Osoyoos to Nine Mile Pit (19.8 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:26 am PST. (ID# 227365)
Highway 33 Both directions Compact Snow from McColloch Road to Mission Creek Bridge (15.4 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:25 am PST. (ID# 227454)
Highway 6EW Both directions Construction at Junction with Highway 97, between 25th and 28th Avenue in Vernon 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Mon-Fri through Dec 7. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Wed Nov 30 at 11:00 pm PST. (ID# -61427)
Highway 6EW Both directions Construction 10 km east of Vernon 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Mon Dec 5. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Wed Nov 30 at 3:48 pm PST. (ID# -61603)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections from Coldstream to 7 km east of Lumby (25.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:13 am PST. (ID# 227385)
Highway 6EW Both directions Slippery Sections 7 km east of Lumby to Cherryville (21.9 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:12 am PST. (ID# 227383)
Highway 6EW Both directions Compact Snow with Slippery Sections from Cherryville to Monashee Summit (40.2 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:21 am PST. (ID# 227253)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Penticton between Lakehill Road and Highway 3A from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon-Fri through Dec 5. Lane closure in effect. Updated on Mon Nov 21 at 3:02 pm PST. (ID# -61522)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Peachland 9:00 am to 12:30 pm daily starting Dec 4 through Dec 5. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Dec 1 at 11:22 am PST. (ID# -61609)
Highway 97 Both directions Electrical Maintenance at Peachland at Desert Pines and Trepanier Bench Road 4:00 am to 6:00 am on Wed Dec 7. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Thu Nov 24 at 11:17 am PST. (ID# -61557)
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 Slippery Sections 21 km south of Falkland to Junction with Highway 1, at Monte Creek (62.9 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:12 am PST. (ID# 227362)
Highway 97A Both directions Slippery Sections from Mara to Junction with Highway 1, in Sicamous (20.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 227156)
Highway 97B Both directions Slippery Sections 8 km north of Junction with Highway 97A, in Enderby to Junction with Highway 1, in Salmon Arm (6.3 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 227452)
Highway 97C Both directions Compact Snow from Pennask Summitt (1728 metres) to Brenda Mine Road Exit (10.1 km). Updated Sat Dec 3 at 8:20 am PST. (ID# 227367)
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 Mon Sep 12 at 2:32 pm PDT. (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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