Mainroad Highway conditions update

Conditions and visibility can change rapidly so make sure you and your vehicle are ready.

  • Dec. 16, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Still very cold temperatures with occasional light flurries.  Watch for graders ice blading on Highway 3, main highways have winter driving conditions throughout.  Also watch for compact and slippery sections. Mainroad patrols, sanding, side road cleanup and shoulder plowing ongoing so please watch for slow moving equipment throughout service area and keep a safe distance.

The forecast shows very cold temperatures Friday and Saturday, particularly at night, followed by gradually warming temperatures from late Sunday with possible snowfall, significant accumulations possible early into next week.

Holiday travelers are advised to expect winter driving conditions throughout the week and allow extra time to reach their destination. Conditions and visibility can change rapidly so make sure you and your vehicle are ready.

Mainroad highway maintenance equipment will be out in force so watch for maintenance crews and equipment throughout. 

We’ll issue another update Monday mid-day as the weather situation develops. Please DRIVE SAFELY

Just Posted

No changes to Teck pollution limits, says Province

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has moved to quash fears mining pollution… Continue reading

Local volleyballers steal silver at provincials

Team entered tournament ranked 14th, finished second out of 56 teams

Structure fire displaces Sparwood family

Family uninjured. One pet lost. House remains uninhabitable due to severe damage.

Junior journalism program launches in Fernie

Young writers excited to step into world of journalism, work to be published in upcoming edition

New MRI unit increases access

Interior Health aims for 5100 exams in Cranbrook this year

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

Most Read