Black Ice and Compact Snow Impacting East Kootenay Highways Thursday

Highway 3 at Hosmer as of 7:00 am on Thursday, January 10, 2019 (Credit: Drive BC)

Motorists and commuters should take extra caution Thursday morning as black ice, compact snow, and slushy sections have been reported on numerous East Kootenay highways.

Drive BC is reporting black ice on Highway 3 from Moyie heading westbound past Yahk to the Curzon Junction, while compact snow, slushy sections, and winter driving conditions have been reported across the region.

Motorists on Highway 95A between Cranbrook and Kimberley, and again from Kimberley to Wasa should be aware of compact snow and slippery sections.

Slippery sections and compact snow have also been reported on Highway 93/95 from Fort Steele through the Columbia Valley to Radium Hot Springs. As well, compact snow is reportedly impacting traffic on Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park.

In the Elk Valley, slushy sections are reported all along Highway 3 from Wardner to the B.C. Alberta border including Fernie and Sparwood. Compact snow has also been reported on Highway 43 between Sparwood and Elkford and on Highway 93 from Elko to the Roosville border crossing into Montana.

For up to date road conditions, stay tuned to Drive BC before you go.

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