UPDATE: Travel advisory for Coquihalla Highway is over

Drive B.C. is warning of extended sections of black ice on the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Merritt. The Helmer Road interchange on Highway 5 looking north is seen in this image from the webcam.
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UPDATE: 1:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

KAMLOOPS - The travel advisory issued by Drive B.C. for the Coquihalla Highway from Kamloops to Merritt has ended.

Drive B.C. says the black ice from Kamloops to Merritt is now clear, as is the compact ice from the Portia Interchange to the intersection with Coldwater Road.

The highway has compact snow and slippery sections throughout.


10:26 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

KAMLOOPS – Weather conditions are just right for the formation of black ice on a section of the Coquihalla Highway today.

Drive B.C. has issued a travel advisory for the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Merritt today, Feb. 9, thanks to black ice.

There are extended sections of black ice between the Helmer Road exit to Kamloops, Drive B.C. says. The slippery conditions are impacting the highway in both directions.

Drivers are being asked to use caution and be aware of the crews performing the ongoing maintenance on the route.

For the latest on highway conditions check out the Drive B.C. website here.

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