More snow on the way. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Avalanche closure scheduled, more snow on the way

Roads and weather for Revelstoke Jan. 20

Road conditions from DriveBC at 8:25 a.m.:

Highway 1 east to Golden: Watch for slipper sections. Slushy sections.

Avalanche control work planned between Illecillewaet Brake Check and Hemlock Grove Boardwalk at 10 a.m. Road closure planned.

Maintenance between Columbia West FSR; Columbia West FSR and Quartz Creek FSR for 4.0 km (15 to 11 km east of East Boundary of Glacier National Park). Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Highway 1 west to Sicamous: Slushy with slippery sections.

Avalanche deposit removal between Three Valley-Victor FSR and Summit Lake OH Bridge. Expect 20 minute delays.

Highway 23 south to the ferry: Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections.

Highway 23 north: Compact snow. Slushy with slippery sections.

For live information see DriveBC.

Forecast from Environment Canada:

Today: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries this morning. Snow beginning late this morning. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 Jan. 21: Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. High zero. Wind chill minus 6 in the morning.

For more information see Environment Canada.

Snow report from Revelstoke Mountain Resort:

4 cm in the last 24 hours.

17 cm in the last 48 hours.

Base depth: 231 cm

Season total: 695 cm

Avalanche forecast for Glacier National Park:

“The hazard may increase if forecast freezing levels are exceeded and/or if the sun comes out.”

Alpine: 2 – Moderate-Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible. Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.

Treeline and below treeline: 1 – Low-Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely. Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.

For more information see Parks Canada.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

News and Weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

WATCH: North Okanagan seniors stay fit in self-isolation

Residents have taken to their balconies to follow along in exercise class

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

Paddling through life

Pehowich is a mother, business owner, basketball coach and paddleboarder

General exposure to public low after inmate tests positive for COVID-19: Interior Health

The Okanagan Correctional Centre inmate is receiving appropriate care

Emergency services respond to numerous incidents in Revelstoke

Today there were multiple semi truck crashes on Highway 1 and a collision by the hospital

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

Visitor to Kamloops army club tests positive for COVID-19: Interior Health

The individual visited Anavets 290 Army and Navy Club between March 13 and March 17

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, refusal to work notice sent, says correctional officer

COVID-19: Staying home in Shuswap is difficult when you don’t have one

As the snow flies, people without homes in Salmon Arm talk about how tough life is

Okanagan family shares story of son’s cancer recovery to encourage blood donation

Finlay Ritson’s parents can’t donate blood, but hope his story will encourage others to do so

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Vernon politician questions if response to COVID-19 worse than virus

Precautions make sense but destroying economy in process doesn’t, says Coun. Scott Anderson

‘Always look on the sunny side,’ Okanagan senior says

Heaton Place resident shares story of growing up in Roaring Twenties

92-year-old Vernon woman crochets 1,000 toques for donation

Daisy Ferguson has been working on the toque project for the past six years

Most Read