TRAVEL ADVISORY ENDED FOR AREA ROADS

TRAVEL ADVISORY ENED for BOUNDARY, WEST & EAST KOOTENAY, KOOTENAY LAKE

Photo: West Kootenay District TransBC  – Plowing, sanding and salting continues on Highway 3a . Still snowing. Drive to conditions

Heavy Snowfall Highway 3A between Castlegar and Creston Both directions – Winter Driving Conditions due to a heavy Snowfall from Brilliant to Nelson (38.3 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Drivers should use caution if travel is needed. Updated Fri Nov 3 at 6:47 am PDT. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Winter Driving Conditions Highway 6NS Both directions – Winter Driving Conditions due to a heavy snowfall from British Columbia and Washington border to Nelson (64.3 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Drivers should use caution if travel is needed. Updated Fri Nov 3 at 6:23 am PDT. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Heavy Snowfall Highway 3B Both directions – Winter Driving Conditions due to a heavy Snowfall from Nancy Greene Summit to Junction with Highway 3, in Meadows (60.2 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Drivers should use caution if travel is needed. Updated Fri Nov 3 at 6:43 am PDT – Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Heavy Snowfall Highway 3 Both directions – Travel Advisory in effect due to a Heavy Snowfall from Anarchist Summit to Goatfel (341.5 km). Drivers should use caution if travel is needed. Updated Fri Nov 3 at 6:15 am PDT. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Heavy Snowfall Highway 22 Both directions – Winter Driving Conditions due to Heavy Snowfall from British Columbia and Washington Border, South of Rossland to Castlegar (45.5 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Drivers should use caution if travel is neeeded. Updated Fri Nov 3 at 6:39 am PDT. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Hydro Lines Down

Highway 95A Both directions – Road reopened at Kimberley. Updated on Fri Nov 3 at 8:31 am PDT. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Highway passes have received 35+ CM of snow within the past 24 hours. Please check driveBC before travelling.

Kootenay Pass Hwy 3, Salmo Creston Highway Summit, looking east. (elevation: 1781 metres)

POWER OUTAGES IN MANY AREAS OF SOUTHEAST BC

AIRPORT TRAVEL – CHECK YOUR AIRLINE FOR DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS DUE TO THE STORM

EAST KOOTENAY ROAD REPORT FROM MAINROAD CONTRACTING CREWS

UPDATED 9:14 AM PT, FRIDAY NOV 3 – Snowfall is forecasted to taper off late this morning as skies begin to clear and temperatures drop.  Once this system has passed through, conditions are expected to remain stable for several days.

Temperatures, particularly in the Elk Valley, are expected to remain in the sub -10C range.  Expect compact snow on roads and highways for the next several days until temperatures rise sufficiently to begin
de-icing operations.  Mainroad crews will be applying winter abrasive during this period.

Roads and Highways are being plowed and sanded currently with priority being given to main routes, school bus routes and side roads in that order.

Crews will be working throughout the weekend to get to lower classification routes and side roads so please be patient and give them room to work.  Leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and sand trucks, operators cannot shut off sanders and often can’t readily see vehicles travelling directly behind or beside them.  Crews will pull over and let you pass if/when it is safe to do so.

Please leave yourself extra time and drive to conditions.  Residents are reminded that we try to minimize snow discharge from plows into driveways where possible, but it is unavoidable and Mainroad is not responsible for cleaning it out.

Our 24 hour communications centre will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted.

Mainroad 24hr Hotline: 1-800-665-4929

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Snowfall will continue throughout southeast BC Thursday night with accumulation in the 5-8cm range in most locations

Temperatures will continue to drop and the coldest temperatures will be in the east Kootenay, reaching -10C to -15C range with wind gusts up to 20 km/h or higher are likely at times.

This system will start to clear later on Friday according to current forecast with temperatures remaining cold through most of the weekend.  This will produce winter driving conditions with blowing snow, limited visibility at times and slippery conditions.

Motorists should be prepared and exercise caution. Large commercial vehicles can produce momentary whiteout conditions and there is a lot of wildlife activity at this time.  Please watch for plows and spreaders working, leave extra time to reach your destination, slow down and check DriveBC before you go.

Our 24 hour communications centre will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted.

Mainroad 24hr Hotline: 1-800-665-4929