Highway 1, 20 km west of Revelstoke at Three Valley Gap, looking west. (DriveBC)

Morning Highway 1 closure and slippery conditions in Revelstoke area

Roads and weather for Dec. 23

Road conditions from DriveBC at 8:40 a.m.:

Highway 1 east to Golden: Limited visibility with fog between Revelstoke and the West Boundary of Glacier National Park.

Avalanche control planned between Illecillewaet Brake Check and Hemlock Grove Boardwalk. Road closure planned between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Watch for slippery sections between Glacier National Park West Boundary and Quartz Creek Bridge.

Highway 1 west to Sicamous: Downed hydro lines between Clanwilliam OH Bridge and Boulder Mtn Avalanche Gate, watch for traffic control.

Watch for slippery sections between Three Valley Avlanache Gate and Revelstoke.

Highway 1. Limited visibility with fog between Perry River Bridge and Three Valley Avalanche Gate. Watch for slippery sections.

Highway 1, westbound. Snow deposit removal at Bowolin Rd (26 km east of Sicamous). Expect 20 minute delays.

Watch for slippery sections between Canoe Beach Dr NE and Perry River Bridge for 39.0 km (Sicamous).

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

Highway 23 south: Watch for slippery sections.

For up to date information see DriveBC.

Forecast from Environment Canada:

Today: A few flurries ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High zero. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy. 40 per cent chance of flurries overnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low minus 3.

Dec. 24: 40 per cent chance of flurries. Temperatures steady at minus 2 degrees Celsius.

Dec. 25: Cloudy. Plus one degrees Celsius.

For more information see Environment Canada.

Snow report from Revelstoke Mountain Resort:

Last 24 hours: 1 cm

Last 48 hours: 11 cm

Base depth: 185 cm

Avalanche forecast for Glacier National Park:

“The natural cycle may have tapered off, but human triggering remains likely in areas that have not seen avalanche activity since the weekend. Minimize your exposure to overhead hazard today!”

Alpine and treeline: 3 – Considerable. Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential. Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely. Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.

Below treeline: 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.

For more information see Parks Canada.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Southeast Division Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli asked IH to expand the program

Haze over Okanagan and Shuswap skies may have drifted from Siberia

Few active wildifres so far this summer in B.C.

Guerrilla Gigs replacing Streetfest this summer in Revelstoke

Buy one of 30 tickets the Sunday before the Wednesday show

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway open to single-lane traffic west of Revelstoke due to flooding

The highway between Revelstoke and Golden is also open again

Mt. Revelstoke summit and back country closed to dogs permanently

Dogs allowed on-leash only in some other areas

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Shuswap resident spots waterspout near Salmon Arm

The rare weather event was spotted early in the morning on July 4.

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

Seymour Arm landslide interrupts drinking water to 500 people

The July 3 slide damaged a water system and a logging road.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Most Read