Revelstoke roads and weather: severe thunderstorm watch today

High 23 degrees

Road conditions at 6:45 a.m.:

Highway 1 east: Road maintenance work between 3 km west of East Glacier National Park Boundary and 8 km west of eastGlacierNationalPark Boundary.Until Thu Oct 10. From 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Expect speed reductions to 50km/in work zones, flag persons, lane changes, width reductions.

Construction work at Illecillewaet Campground (3 km west of Rogers Pass Summit). Until Thu Aug 22. Expect roadconstructionintheIllecillewaet Curve (24km from the park east boundary) and paving of a 10 km section daily from 7am-7 pm. Expect speed reduction to 50km/hr, lane closures, and delays up to 20 minutes. No work on long weekends.

Electrical maintenance between MacDonald Showshed and Lanark Snowshed for 1.4 km (2 to 1 km west of West Boundary of Glacier National Park). From 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Reduced speed zone: 50km/h 9 am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

Highway 1 west: No conditions report.

Highway 23 south: No conditions report.

Highway 23 north: No conditions report.

Check DriveBC for more details and updates.

Weather report from Environment Canada for Revelstoke area:

Today: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH!

Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Risk of a severe thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 23. Humidex 26. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Local amount 10 to 15 mm. Low 15.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. High 22. Humidex 26. UV index 4 or moderate.

Active wildfires in southeastern BC: 3

None are near Revelstoke.

For more info visit: B.C. Widlfire

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