January 09, 2013 - 10:32 AM
UPDATE: Jan. 9, 2013 - 4:49 p.m.
According to DriveBC.com, all roads listed in the morning advisory are open. Only Hwy 1, 10 km east of Salmon Arm is expecting to be closed tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as crews recover a vehicle from the area. As well, black ice is still a problem on Hwy 16 at Kitwanga to New Hazelton.
UPDATE: Jan. 9, 2013 - 1:24 p.m.
Hwy 5 between Hope and Merritt is now open but travellers should expect delays due to traffic congestion.
Hwy 1 near Revelstoke is now open.
Hwy 1 avalanche control from the west boundary of Glacier National Park to the east boundary is causing delays of 2-4 hours.
Hwy 29 is closed in both directions 14 km north of Halfway River Bridge to 21 km south of the junction with Hwy 97 in Fort St. John because of a car accident. A detour is available through Dawson Creek and Chetwynd via Hwy 97. Area should reopen around 2 p.m.
Travel advisory for Hwy 16 with black ice near junction 37 north at Kitwanga to new Hazelton.
Jan. 9, 2013 - 10:36 a.m.
Travellers might have a difficult time getting around today with heavy snow over the last 48 hours forcing road closures in areas surrounding the Okanagan.
DriveBC is reporting major events on Highways 1, 3, 5, 31 and 40. The closures are due to avalanche control measures with much of the snow falling at higher elevations.
Closest to home, Hwy 5, south of Kamloops is closed in both directions from Hope to Merritt because of high avalanche hazard. No detour is available. Estimated time of opening is somewhere between noon and 6 p.m. today.
Hwy 31 is closed in both directions 12 km north of Trout Lake to 8 km south of the junction with Hwy 23 because of high avalanche hazard. Estimated time of opening is at 6 p.m.
Hwy 1 is closed in both directions from 27 km west of Revelstoke to 9 km west of Revelstoke because of avalanche control. No detour is available. There is also construction along this stretch.
Hwy 1 is closed in both directions at Jackass Mountain Summit because of high avalanche hazard. No detour is available. Estimated time of opening is not available.
Hwy 1 is expected to close today for avalanche control with a snowfall warning from Environment Canada for the Revelstoke and Golden areas including the Glacier National Park. Drivers are asked to use caution.
Hwy 40 is closed in both directions from Gold Bridge to Mission Dam because of high avalanche hazard. Estimated time of opening is not available right now.
Hwy 3 was closed in both directions this morning from the junction of Hwy 1 to Hope in Allison Pass Summit because of high avalanche hazard. No detour is available. Estimated time of opening is 10 a.m. but updates on DriveBC are not showing the route as passable yet.
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