UPDATED TRAVEL ALERT: Highway 3 NOW OPEN – Highway 1 CLOSED – Heavy Traffic Volumes at the Kootenay Lake Ferry

HIGHWAY 3 KOOTENAY PASS – NOW OPEN AS OF 5:12 PM – MARCH 15. Heavy Traffic Volume at Balfour Ferry Landing, and Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing – High Avalanche Hazard has closed Highway 1 at Radium Hot Springs, for updates please check DriveBC.ca

Photo: Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing on Highway 3A north of Crawford Bay at 5:45PM Wednesday March 15. Lots of traffic due to the Kootenay Pass Highway 3 being closed for a good portion of the day due to avalanche control. Photo below of the heavy truck traffic trying to avoid the delays on the Kootenay Pass.

Heavy Traffic Volume Highway 3A between Castlegar and Creston Both directions – Heavy Traffic Volume from Balfour Ferry Landing, in Balfour to Kootenay Bay Ferry Landing, in Kootenay Bay (8.4 km). Delay longer than 30 minutes expected. Updated on Wed Mar 15 at 1:38 pm PDT. (ID# 246155)

Heavy Traffic Volume Kootenay Lake Ferry Eastbound – Heavy Traffic Volume at Kootenay Lake. 2 sailing wait on the Balfour side. Delay longer than 30 minutes expected. Updated on Wed Mar 15 at 1:07 pm PDT. (ID# 246153)

Heavy Traffic Volume Kootenay Lake Ferry Westbound – Heavy Traffic Volume at Kootenay Lake. 2 sailing waits on the Kootenay Bay side. Delay longer than 30 minutes expected. Updated on Wed Mar 15 at 2:08 pm PDT. (ID# 246154)

High Avalanche Hazard

Highway 93 Both directions – Closed in both directions from Radium Hot Springs to Highway 1 Junction because of High Avalanche Hazard. Assessment in progress. detour available from Radium via Highway 95 to Golden to Access Highway 1. Next Update March 16, 12:00 pm. Updated on Wed Mar 15 at 4:59 pm PDT.

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