Road conditions

The Coquihalla around 3 p.m. on Sunday. (Facebook)

Update: Highway 5 re-opens after being closed most of the day

The Coquihalla re-opened in both directions at 4 p.m.

  • Nov 27, 2022

 

A driver caught going 73km per hour over the posted speed limit in a cone zone has his vehicle impounded for seven days. The driver was caught while Kelowna RCMP and BCAA were out conducting the Slow Down, Move Over Campaign on Highway 97 North by Ellison Lake to educate drivers on the rules when roadside workers are present on Oct. 18, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

126 warnings issued in 1 hour during Kelowna RCMP cone zone safety stops

Kelowna RCMP and BCAA estimate stopping one vehicle every 45 seconds

  • Oct 18, 2022

 

A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon tractor-trailer unit catches fire

Happened on Old Kamloops Road; traffic stopped in both directions shortly before 4 p.m.

 

A ruptured gas line at a construction site in Enderby Wednesday, July 27, has resulted in traffic being detoured off Highway 97A through the city as of 3 p.m. (Google maps)

Traffic through Enderby re-routed due to gas leak

Gas cap knocked off natural gas line on Mill Avenue near Highway 97A Wednesday, July 27

A ruptured gas line at a construction site in Enderby Wednesday, July 27, has resulted in traffic being detoured off Highway 97A through the city as of 3 p.m. (Google maps)
The Trans-Canada Highway near Golden is open again after being closed for a couple of hours late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, due to a vehicle incident (DriveBC photo)

Highway 1 near Golden open in both directions

Accident around 5 p.m. Pacific Sunday, Feb. 27, closed TCH in both directions

The Trans-Canada Highway near Golden is open again after being closed for a couple of hours late Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, due to a vehicle incident (DriveBC photo)
The Trans Canada Highway west of Revelstoke will be closed at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, for avalanche control activity. No detour will be available. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Avalanche control complete; Highway 1 reopen in both directions west of Revelstoke

Control activity on the Trans Canada west of Revelstoke started at 1 p.m.

The Trans Canada Highway west of Revelstoke will be closed at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, for avalanche control activity. No detour will be available. (DriveBC)
A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)

UPDATE: One man confirmed dead in Trans-Canada Highway multi-vehicle collision in Shuswap

Highway 1 remains closed between Salmon Arm and Sicamous; detours available

A multi-vehicle collision involving trucks and cars killed one person and closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous Saturday, Jan. 8. (@desiprotruckerpb09 photo)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby will be open at select times for pedestrian and vehicle crossing this coming week, Aug. 16 to 20. (Morning Star - file photo)

Baxter Bridge work east of Enderby affects traffic, pedestrian crossings

Select times for vehicles and pedestrians to cross Shuswap River will be in place Monday to Friday this week

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby will be open at select times for pedestrian and vehicle crossing this coming week, Aug. 16 to 20. (Morning Star - file photo)
A southbound lane on Highway 97 in Lake Country past Robinson Road is closed Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, due to a mudslide. (Twitter photo)

Highway 97 southbound lane in Lake Country closed due to mudslide

Motorists asked to slow down in area past Robinson Road heading toward Kelowna

A southbound lane on Highway 97 in Lake Country past Robinson Road is closed Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, due to a mudslide. (Twitter photo)
Highway 3, nine km west of the Anarchist Summit, east of Osoyoos, looking east. (DriveBC)

Highway 3 still open as other South Okanagan roads close for Nk’Mip Wildfire

The fire is approaching the Camp McKinney Road east of Oliver

Highway 3, nine km west of the Anarchist Summit, east of Osoyoos, looking east. (DriveBC)
A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)

Vernon ‘sewer’ spill leaves a mess at Sandy Beach

Residents left to clean up the city’s mess and potential long-term effects

A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Crash closes Highway 97 near Falkland

Jack-knifed vehicle near Salmon River Road

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A recently released survey invites Shuswap residents to comment on road maintenance within Electoral Area C. (File photo)

Public invited to comment on road maintenance in the South Shuswap

Survey responses so far indicate general dissatisfaction with road quality

A recently released survey invites Shuswap residents to comment on road maintenance within Electoral Area C. (File photo)
B.C. Ministry of Transportation clearing an avalanche near Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 last year. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Coalmont Road reopened following avalanche

Crews have cleared the road north of Princeton

B.C. Ministry of Transportation clearing an avalanche near Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 last year. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
A snowfall warning for the Coquihalla forecasts 30–40 centimetres of snow throughout Sunday. (File photo)

Heavy snow expected on Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt

30–40 centimetres of snow expected through Sunday evening

A snowfall warning for the Coquihalla forecasts 30–40 centimetres of snow throughout Sunday. (File photo)
The Trans-Canada Highway is closed at Three Valley Gap. (Emcon Services/Facebook)

Trans-Canada Highway reopens following closure west of Revelstoke

A vehicle incident at Three Valley Gap had closed the highway.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed at Three Valley Gap. (Emcon Services/Facebook)
The bridge on Trinity Valley Road between Miska Road and Frederick Road east of Enderby is closed due to an emergency. The bulletin was put out by AIM Roads late Monday afternoon. There is no estimated time of reopening. Check DriveBC for updates. (Photo submitted)

North Okanagan bridge closed due to emergency

Trinity Valley Road between Miska Road and Frederick Road east of Enderby closed in both directions

The bridge on Trinity Valley Road between Miska Road and Frederick Road east of Enderby is closed due to an emergency. The bulletin was put out by AIM Roads late Monday afternoon. There is no estimated time of reopening. Check DriveBC for updates. (Photo submitted)
With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)

Be prepared and drive safely, say BC RCMP as winter draws closer

Police provide list of ways to stay safe while driving in winter conditions

With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)
The Government of B.C. today announced they will be installing barriers on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Flickr)

Province to install highway barriers along sections of Highway 97

New barriers set to be installed between Penticton and Summerland, and Armstrong and Vernon

The Government of B.C. today announced they will be installing barriers on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Flickr)