Current Emergency Highway Advisories and Resources

Updated August 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

For information on highway conditions or closures visit: DriveBC.ca

  • There are currently no road closures due to flood or fire.

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See below for list of side road closures:

Check your local authorities for evacuation information (links at right).

Information for affected residents and evacuees.

Cariboo Side Road Closures

Road Name Closure Area Reason
Meadow Lake Road 32 km from junction with Highway 97 to junction with Poison Lake Road Evacuation Order – Wild Goose Fire
Dog Creek Road 6 km to 25km from junction with Meadow Lake Road Evacuation Order – Wild Goose Fire
Poison Lake Road Junction with Meadow Lake Road to 4km south of junction Evacuation Order – Wild Goose Fire
Ernst Road 5km – 14km southeast of junction with Kennedy Road Evacuation Order – Narcosli Creek Fire
Nazko Road 5.5 Km south of the junction with Batnuni Road to 24km.  Order ends just north of the junction with the 6600 Forest Service Road. Evacuation Order – NW CRD BDNRY to Nazko Fire
Alec Meadow Road West of the junction with Nazko Road to end of road Evacuation Order – NW CRD BDNRY to Nazko Fire
Batnuni Road 11km west of the junction with Blackwater Road to end of road Evacuation Order – NW CRD BDNRY to Nazko Fire
Pelican Lake Road North of junction with Batnuni Road to end of road Evacuation Order – NW CRD BDNRY to Nazko Fire
Knudson Road North of junction with Batnuni Road to end of road Evacuation Order – NW CRD BDNRY to Nazko Fire
Titetown Road South of junction with Batnuni Road to end of road Evacuation Order – NW CRD BDNRY to Nazko Fire
Dean River Road 28 km from junction with Highway 20 to the end of the road Evacuation Order on the Shag Creek Fire

Northern Side Road Closures

Road Name Closure Area Reason
Nithi Pit Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Island Lake Fire
Nithi Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Island Lake Fire
Dahlgren Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Island Lake Fire
Stella Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Jeanine Drive Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Ridgeview Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Gala Bay Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Peterson Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Clearview Drive Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Pattern Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Parr Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Manca Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Oona Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Lena Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Bidwell Road

 

Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Bennett Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
McKenzie Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Ormond Creek Pit Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Dog Creek Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Becker Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Settlement Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Hawk Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Kenner Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Cook Road Entire Road Evacuation Order – Shovel Lake Fire
Colleymount Road
Including Jenkins Rd west to Parrot Lake Trail and all side roads between.
From Henkle Cr FSR (14km), west to the Morice Owen Forest Service Road Evacuation Order -Nadina-Verdun Lakes Fire
Ootsa Nadina Road
including all side roads
Entire Road, except where designated as evacuation route Evacuation Order -Nadina-Verdun Lakes Fire
Ootsa East Rd Entire Road Evacuation Order -Nadina-Verdun Lakes Fire
Keefe’s Landing Road; including side roads Entire Road, except those portions designated as evacuation route Evacuation Order -Nadina-Verdun Lakes Fire
Sunset Lake Rd
Including Rondeau Rd and Strimbold Rd
Area Restriction – Open to local residents only Evacuation Alert – Gilmore Lake Fire

 

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31 Responses to Current Emergency Highway Advisories and Resources

  1. Kerriann on August 21, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Just curious if Settlers road is accessible??

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Hi there Kerriann,

      We don’t have a Settlers Road on our list of closures, but we do have Settlement Road. Perhaps you can confirm with your local regional district? We have a list on the side of this page with links. Hope that this helps.

  2. Tanya on August 21, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Hi there

    We’re driving down from Alaska to Vancouver in the next couple of days as we need to return our rental by the 29th. We wanted to know what the best options are and if there are any road closures on any of the major routes?
    Is the Cassiar highway and the 99 open?
    We wanted to give our selves 5-6 days to get home but are aware of the air quality warning so could wait it out a few more days if recommended.
    Please advise

    Thank you

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Tanya,

      At this time DriveBC.ca is reporting Highway 51 is closed in both directions from Telegraph Creek to Junction with Highway 37, in Dease Lake (111 km) because of wildfire. to wildfire. There are no closures or impacts listed for Highway 37 (Cassiar Highway) but we do encourage you to read the following website with tips for travel along the route.

      https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/traveller-information/routes-and-driving-conditions/highway-37-stewart-cassiar

      At this time there are no closure listed on BC Highway 99 into Vancouver, however; given the unpredictable nature of wildfire activity, this could change very quickly. We encourage you to check regularly with DriveBC.ca for updated information along your proposed route. Likewise, we can’t predict how the air quality will change in the coming days or weeks. We have a list of links on the side of this page which can give you more information on that as well. We hope that this helps. Thanks for connecting with us here and safe travels.

  3. Simon on August 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Is it safe to drive from Vancouver to Kelowna?
    It looks like all the roads are out of the way of fire…

    Thank you.

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Simon,

      At this time Highways 1, 5 and 97C between Vancouver and Kelowna are not impacted by wildfire closures. As you know, smoke continues across the province and so you should expect decreased visibility on your travels. Given the unpredictable nature of wildlfire activity, the situation can change quickly so please check DriveBC.ca for up to the minute road condition and closures information.

  4. Babs on August 21, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Traveling from Stewart/ Hyder to Dease Lake. Is that possible?

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Babs,

      At this time there are no closures on Highway 37/37A due to wildfire activity.

      Highway 51 is closed in both directions from Telegraph Creek to Junction with Highway 37, in Dease Lake (111 km) because of wildfire.

      Please check DriveBC.ca regularly for updates.

  5. Jen on August 20, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Hello, we are travelling from Alberta to Penticton. What would be the safest route to take?

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Hello Jen,

      DriveBC is reporting that a travel advisory for limited visibility due to wildfire smoke on BC Highway 1 16km east of Revelstoke. We encourage you to check DriveBC.ca for up to the minute travel conditions 24/7.

  6. Lavdim on August 20, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    We are traveling from osooyes to lethbridge just wondering if hwy3 is afected

  7. Anonymous on August 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    we are leaving from Vernon BC and going towards Abbotsford BC I’m just curious if there’s any road closures or anything going on with the fire I didn’t see anything but I was just wondering what’s the best way to keep updated

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Hi there,

      This page is only monitored during business hours, please check with DriveBC.ca for 24/7 road information along your chosen route.

  8. Baiju on August 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Hi , I would like to go Banff and radium hot spring from Edmonton by hyway 11(red Deer to Rocky Mountain hyway)August 21,22 23 . Is any problems this way?????

    • tranbceditor on August 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Hello Baiju,

      We can’t speak to current conditions on Alberta Highway 11, however BC Highway 93 does have a travel advisory in effect. Our traveller information website, DriveBC.ca reports: Highway 93 Both Directions – Travel advisory in effect for Highway 93 from Castle Junction to Radium Hot Springs. Crews working along highway, and smoke from the wildfire is affecting visibility for drivers. Expect reduced speed and possible delays. Highway may be closed anytime without advanced notice to ensure safety for motorists. Travel is recommended between 7 AM and 2 PM MDT. Drivers may take Highway 1 and 95 through Golden BC as alternate route. Please check frequently with DriveBC.ca as it is the most up to date information you will find on highway conditions in BC.

  9. Denis on August 20, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    We are planning a trip to drive from Edmonton to Jasper to Blue River to Vernon/Kelowna. Our trip will continue to Canmore Alberta then up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Then back to Edmonton.

    What can we expect in driving conditions to these destinations?

  10. Chris on August 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Hi,
    tomorrow starts our camping trip from Vancouver to Calgary.
    The route we will drive Passes the following places:
    Vancouver
    Whistler
    Kamloops
    Blue River
    Mount Robson
    Jasper
    Lake Louise
    Banff
    Calgary

    Is this route save regarding wildfire activities? Do you recomend an alternative route?

    Thank you for your support!

  11. Bob F on August 20, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Highway 97 is still open?

    Also wondering about Lower Point on the Alaska highway. I thought I saw an evacuation notice, but nothing about highway closures.

    • tranbceditor on August 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Bob,

      You will see information on DriveBC.ca about Hwy 97 (no closures): http://drivebc.com/#listView&road=Highway%2097

      If there is no information about a highway closure posted on DriveBC, it means there is no closure. Our staff are working with wildfire officials, RCMP and regional districts to keep travellers and evacuees safe. Things can change rapidly in wildfire scenarios, so stay tuned to DriveBC.ca for current information, available 24/7.

  12. Lucenia on August 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Hello there
    We are travelling from Banff to Kelowna. How safe is it to drive?

    Thanks

    • tranbceditor on August 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Lucenia,

      Thanks for asking about the drive from Banff to Kelowna.

      DriveBC.ca shows there are no incidents or road conditions that will affect your route. Please note that on Hwy 1, rock scaling is underway at Yoho National Park, 8 km west of the Alberta/BC border. Work will be underway 24/7 from April 23 to November 15. Expect minor delays. Reduced speed zones in effect. Be prepared to stop. Watch for hauling truck traffic and obey all signs and traffic control personnel.

      We suggest you check DriveBC.ca before you leave so you can know before you go!

  13. Karl Graetz on August 19, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Is hwy 16 open from Alberta border to Prince Rupert

    • tranbceditor on August 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Hi Karl,
      As of this writing, Highway 16 is open. However conditions can change. Please check DriveBC.ca to keep up to date on all travel advisories and updates.

  14. Adrian Hildebrand on August 19, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Could you post the southern regions please ! I live in the south eastern BC and I can’t find the report on us .

  15. Mark on August 17, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    We would like to travel from Calgary to revelstoke south on 23 to halcyon hot springs .

    • tranbceditor on August 20, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Mark
      The best way to get the most up to date information is to check DriveBC.ca. It’ll have all the information you need when you need it.

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