UPDATED: TRAVEL ALERT ENDED FOR HIGHWAY 3

Avalanche Control on Kootenay Pass Friday Jan 12 – ENDED

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Times subject to change… For updates please go to DriveBC

Avalanche Control

Highway 3 Both directions – Road scheduled to be closed for Avalanche Control in both directions, 30 km West of Creston (Kootenay Pass) for 27 km. 12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m. PST on Fri, Jan 12th, weather permitting. Alternate Route available from Nelson to Creston; Hwy 3A, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Estimated travel time 2.5h. Next Update at 3:00 p.m. PST. Updated on Fri Jan 12 at 7:52 am PST.  For updates please go to DriveBC

Ferry Out of Service

Glade Ferry Both directions – The Glade ferry will be out of service Sunday, January 14th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in preparation of the launch of the new ferry. Updated on Thu Jan 11 at 1:30 pm PST.   For updates please go to DriveBC

SNOWFALL WARNING ENDED 

TMTV.NET – Issued by Environment Canada  5:18 AM PST Thursday 11 January 2018

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

Snow is expected to develop over the B.C. Interior this morning and continue tonight.

Last night, computer models shifted the track of the incoming Pacific front to the south, such that snowfall amounts will be a little lower than forecast yesterday. As a result, warnings for Vernon, West Kootenay, Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops and Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass have been ended.

15 cm storm snowfall accumulation is expected for Similkameen, Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, Coquihalla – Hope to Merritt, southern Okanagan and the Boundary regions.

Slightly lesser amounts, around 10 cm, are forecast for central Okanagan, Nicola, southern Fraser Canyon and Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

East Kootenay road and weather update

Please be advised that Mainroad crews are operating a Grader on BC Hwy 3 Elko to Fernie.

Motorists should use caution as this type of equipment is a slow moving vehicle.

Mainroad is in process removing compact ice and snow.

Please give Mainroad crews plenty of space to conduct this work.

Please drive to the conditions and watch your speed.

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting – www.mainroad.ca