TRAVEL ALERT: Kootenay Pass now open after Avalanche Control – Kootenay Lake Ferry, expect delays

High Avalanche Hazard

Highway 3 Both directions – High Avalanche Hazard from Avalanche Gates, West Side of Kootenay Pass to Avalanche Gates, East Side of Kootenay Pass is now clear. Updated on Fri Apr 28 at 4:11 pm PDT.

 FOR UPDATED INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO DRIVEBC

Ferry Service Interruption

Highway 3A between Castlegar and Creston Both directions – Kootenay Lake Ferry Both directions – Ferry Service Interruption at Kootenay Lake…

starting Saturday, April 15 at 9:30 am through to Sunday, April 30th 2:30 pm. Osprey 2000 ferry will be receiving semi-annual maintenance. M.V. Balfour smaller capacity ferry running on regular winter schedule. Updated on Tue Apr 18 at 2:35 pm PDT.  FOR UPDATED INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO DRIVEBC

Ferry Service Interruption

Kootenay Lake Ferry Eastbound – One sailing wait for Eastbound Kootenay Lake Ferry. Delay longer than 30 minutes expected. Updated on Thu Apr 27 at 8:19 am PDT. FOR UPDATED INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO DRIVEBC

Mud Slide

Highway 6NS Both directions – Mud Slide 2.5 km north of Winlaw. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Updated on Mon Apr 24 at 4:46 pm PDT. FOR UPDATED INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO DRIVEBC

Provincial load restrictions are updated as new information becomes available.

WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT
KOOTENAY BOUNDARY SERVICE AREA – SA09

PUBLIC NOTICE #7

Pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act the following load restrictions will be imposed, on the following Provincial Highways and Roads until further notice:
LOAD RESTRICTIONS within the Kootenay Boundary Service Area (Fruitvale, Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Bridesville, Westbridge, Beaverdell, Idabel Lake)

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Effective 8am Pacific Standard Time on Thursday April 20, 2017
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All Provincial Numbered Highways – 100% Legal Axle Loading as listed below
Highway 3, 3A, 3B, 22, 22A, 33, 41, 395
All Provincial Side Roads paved or gravel – 100% Legal Axle Loading except as listed below
70% Legal Axle Loading
1. Blythe Rhone Road
2. Boundary Creek Road
3. Christian Valley Road
4. Columbia Road (from intersection of Hwy 3 and Ootischenia Road)
5. Drake Road
6. Fife Road
7. Gelsz Road
8. Ingram Road
9. McCarron Road
10. Mount Baldy Road
11. North Fork Road from KM 27 to end of road
12. Norwegian Creek Road
13. Pass Creek Road
14. Phoenix Road
15. Rock Creek-Bridesville Road
16. Santa Rosa Road
50% Legal Axle Loading
1. Rossland Cascade Road
Ministry Contact: Rajeeta Bains, District Technician, (250) 354-6302
Issued by: Hugh Eberle, District Manager, Transportation, West Kootenay District
All overload permits on restricted routes are invalid for the duration of these restrictions. The applicable tolerances provided under 7.26 of the regulations pursuant to the Commercial Transport Act shall apply. Violators of the regulations and restrictions will be prosecuted. The public, and trucking and transportation companies should govern themselves accordingly.
Online at: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/bchighways/loadrestrictions/loadrestrictions.htm

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Province of British Columbia
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

THOMPSON NICOLA DISTRICT
NICOLA SERVICE AREA
PUBLIC NOTICE No. 9___

Pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act the following load restrictions will be imposed, on the following Provincial Highways and Roads until further notice:

LOAD RESTRICTIONS – RESCINDED within the Nicola Service Area 14,

Effective 12:01 am PDT on Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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All Provincial Highways and Roads within the Nicola Service Area 14 are unrestricted.
Ministry Contact: Bob Alexandruk, Area Manager, Roads (Merritt North), Telephone (250) 378-1416
Issued by: Trent Folk, District Manager, Transportation, Thompson Nicola District
Online at: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/bchighways/loadrestrictions/loadrestrictions.htm