Highway 5 near Blue River at 7:48 a.m. DriveBC photo

Highway 5 near Blue River at 7:48 a.m. DriveBC photo

Highway 5 road conditions

Compact snow, slippery roads and planned utility work

  • Feb. 5, 2019 12:00 a.m.

Motorists on Highway 5 are advised to watch for slippery sections in both directions between Wire Cache Rest Area and Angus Horne St. for 51.6 km (11 km south of Avola to Blue River.)

Utility work is planned between on Highway 5 near Wire Cache Rest Area and McMurphy Station Rd for 4.3 km (17 to 13 km south of Avola) starting Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Drivers can expect single lane alternating traffic during that time.

Drivers should also be aware of compact snow between McLure Ferry Rd. and Mount Olie St. for 45.4 km (13 km south of Barriere to 2 km south of Little Fort) as well as compact snow between Webb Rd and McMurphy Station Rd for 79.1 km (2 km south of Little Fort to 19 km south of Avola.) Those on the road should watch for slippery sections.

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