Hurley Closed for the Winter

Thanks to Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats for this update. Snow is deep on the road and it is closed to trucks for the season and snowmobile traffic has started. The big rock is still on the road and will be hard to see in some conditions once it is covered in snow. Sledders watch out for the rock, it takes up half the road and is as tall as a truck! The rock is on the road near 29km. Right where the river is gouging the road just S of the Donnelly bridge.

Heavy snow fell to the valley bottom this week.  The only access to the Bridge River Valley is Road 40 via Lillooet. The Highline Road is closed for bridge repair from December to February. Always check Drive BC for the latest road conditions before driving Road 40.

If you have a winter Hurley update to share email info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Have a great winter and always check the Avalanche conditions before heading out! Check out the SheShreds.ca site for the Sea to Sky snowmobile ride report.

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Snow Update Nov 20

As of 1:15pm Sunday Nov 20  the big rock is still on the road. The summit has 25-30 cm and was 0 deg at 1:30. Road is very passable. Snow from Goldbridge to halfway down to Tenquile turnoff. Thanks to Randy Perazzo for the update and photos!

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Hurley Summit Nov 20

Hurley Summit Nov 20

Watch out for the rock!

Watch out for the rock!

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Snow Update Nov 18

Hurley summit Friday Nov 18 2.30pm. The temp was -3.  About 15cm of snow on the sides.  The big rock is still on the road and the road is a bit icy in that area. Thanks to Randy Perazzo for the update and photo.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Summit Nov 18

Summit Nov 18

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Snow Update Nov 14

Nov 15 – Light snow to the valley bottom and 15cm  snow up on the Hurley. -2c at 1pm today. Thanks to Mark for the photo.

Nov 14 – The big rock is still on the road. It was supposed to be moved last week by one of the logging companies but it hasn’t been as of yet. Thanks to Lyn for the update & photo!

Temps have cooled down a bit and snow has returned to the summit of the Hurley. 6 inches this morning and by the afternoon was down to dirt in the tracks. Thanks to Squamish Lillooet Regional Director Debbie Demare for the update and photo.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

Order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers, beer cozies and mini-flashlights on green or blue lanyards.   Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise. Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley at 2pm Tuesday Nov 15

Hurley at 2pm Tuesday Nov 15

New snow on the Hurley Nov 14

New snow on the Hurley Nov 14

Watch out for the rock!

Watch out for the rock!

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Lillooet FSR open after flooding

4.20pm Thursday Nov 10 – The water levels have dropped and all roads in Pemberton are open after the flood,including the Lillooet FSR.  A logging contractor will move the big rock off the road tomorrow. See below.

A big rock let go and slid down onto the road near 29km. Right where the river is gouging the road just S of the Donnelly bridge. It’s a big one, as tall as my truck. Had to pull a small chunk out of the way to get thru but vehicles can get by. Thanks to Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats for the report.

Thursday Nov 10 – The Lillooet FSR remains closed today due to flooding after the bridge and this has cut off access to the Hurley.

DriveBC.ca is reporting a washout in Pemberton that will impact access to the Hurley.  Check the Drive BC website for updates. The Lillooet FSR has also flooded the road just past the bridge at the start of the Hurley. Photos of the flooding can be seen at this link on Facebook

Conditions on the Hurley Tuesday Nov 8 are warm with heavy rain. Temp at the summit 7c at 7pm. Lots of water on the road with deep potholes.

High Flood Warning

Highway 99 Both directions – Pemberton Meadows Road is closed 23 km north of Pemberton, due to washout. Motorists are advised to watch for high water levels near creeks, roads, and bridges in the Pemberton area. Please slow down and use caution. Updated on Tue Nov 8 9:00 pm PST.

FLNRO will be replacing the bridge deck on the steel bridge in the spring.  Their plan is today prior to Hurley opening.  As you may have noticed, the bridge has developed some large holes at one end.

Also the bridge at 16.5 km (the first bridge after the steel bridge headed up to the summit) has also developed a large hole.  It looks like folks tried to fill it with rocks and logs and a grader has been over and that helped it a bit.  This also will be repaired by FLNRO in the spring.

If you’re been over lately you’ll notice a roller has been sitting at the Pemberton end.  The lower switchbacks were also rolled last time it was graded.  The rolling of the lower switchbacks and potentially the hill down to Gold Bridge will continue next year.

We are following up with Interwest who has a cutting permit planned in the Hope Creek area to see their timeline on that.  They will need to grade the road and that may free up the other budget for doing enhanced infrastructure work such as material in stretches, brushing etc.  We will stay in touch with you on this as the hauling will require everyone to use extra caution.

Watch out for the large vehicle sized rock on the road

Watch out for the large vehicle sized rock on the road

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Snow Update Nov 3

Sunday Nov 6 – Rain at the Hurley summit, temps plus 2. Thanks to Randy Perazzo for the latest update and photo!

Saturday Nov 5 – Rain at the Hurley summit.

Conditions on the Hurley Nov 2 – 8am – 5cm snow, temp -1c and snowing lightly. 8pm – 15cm snow, temp 0c with light rain. There are reports that a contractor  lost some tools and parts out of the back of his truck on Nov 1. A box of nails fell off at the bottom on the Pemberton side approx marker 2km and nails are all over the road. Watch out for flat’s around this section! – Update – the contractor went back to the site and has cleaned up the nails and broken tools.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley summit Nov 6

Hurley summit Nov 6

Hurley summit 8am Nov 2

Hurley summit 8am Nov 2

Hurley summit 8pm Nov 2

Hurley summit 8pm Nov 2

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Snow Update Oct 28

Thanks to John Elzinga for the latest Hurley update and photo from Sunday 30th – A beautiful day for the Hurley!   Road is clear with the usual collection of washboard and potholes. There is a hole forming in the bridge deck at the Hurley River crossing located at the East Hurley Rd junction.

Thanks to Natalie for the latest Hurley update and photo from 9am Friday 28.  This was the worst it got at the summit, and barely for about 4 km.  No snow on the road. Raining at the top. Smooth sailing!

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley Oct 30

Hurley Oct 30

Hurley October 28

Hurley October 28

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Snow Update Oct 26

Thanks to Sal Demare for the latest Hurley update from 3.30pm this afternoon. Snowing at the summit 0 degrees. Expect more snow to fall tonight as the temps cool down. This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  Have a safe drive!

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Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley at 3.30pm Oct 26

Hurley at 3.30pm Oct 26

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Snow Update Oct 20-25

As of 7.30am on Oct 25th the road is still in the same condition as below. Rain at the summit and snow on the sides of the road. Thanks to Debbie Demare for the update.

Thanks to local Remax realtor Dave Sharpe for the latest Hurley update from Thursday night.  Just about a 5 km stretch of snow at the top of the Hurley that is currently getting rain soaked. The conditions are the same for Friday. Thanks to Sandra for the update and photo!

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.  Have a safe drive!

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Hurley October 21

Hurley October 21

Hurley October 20

Hurley October 20

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Snow Update Oct 16

Thanks to Dale Douglas from Tyax Adventures for the latest Hurley update from Sunday afternoon.

At the pass the snow is about a foot deep with two ruts down to dirt. Might be an issue for low clearance vehicle  eg: Subaru outback

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.  Have a safe drive!

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Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley October 16

Hurley October 16

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Snow Update Oct 15

The recent storms have hit the Hurley with snow. Heavy rain just started in the valley at 3.30pm Saturday so expect heavy snow on the road today. Thanks to Ian Soderstrom for the photo taken Friday afternoon.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  A survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.  Have a safe drive!

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Thank you for your updates and support!

Snow on the Hurley Oct 14

Snow on the Hurley Oct 14

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First Fall Snow!

Thanksgiving weekend brings the first snowfall on the road at the summit of the Hurley.  Friday at 10am snow was falling lightly and temps were -1c.  It is raining heavy in the valley today and conditions are most likely wet and slushy at the top again. The grader will be working next week and they are going to experiment with using a roller.

Conditions can change fast at anytime up there with the fluctuating temperatures & weather.  Current conditions may not be reported on this site.  This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.  Have a safe drive!

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Hurley summit conditions Friday Oct 7

Hurley summit conditions Friday Oct 7

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September Grading Update

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Thanks to SLRD Area A Director Debbie Demare for the latest update.

I went over today to a SLRD meeting.  The grading has begun on the lower switchbacks on the Pembie side.  He has done a great job.  Hope everyone drives UP in 4 wheel drive , lets keep those lower switchbacks in great shape!

I had also followed up on a 60 km/hr sign posted below the Hurley open sign at Pemberton Meadows Rd.  This sign was placed there without permission , was  not correct and has been removed.  The standing speed on FSR’s is 80 km/hr.  That said, there are some bridges that need some machine brushing around them and there have been a few near head ons this summer on those bridges.  Be careful and slow down so you, your family or someone else’s family doesn’t get hurt.  It’s a lot of work to get an ambulance up there, we don’t want you to be the one waiting for help!

Saw two trucks with campers and ATV’s obviously coming up to hunt, several quads and several other vehicles.  Busy road.  Helped a fellow whose Rav4 was stalling coming down into Gold Bridge and he was losing his bikes.  Got him to use 4 low (4wd) and low gear and fixed his problem at least to get down the hill.

Leaves are changing and its beautiful up there!

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Having this website has assisted travellers on this road and increased the road’s profile across the world.   Thank you for your updates and support!

Hurley is freshly graded!

Hurley is freshly graded!

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September Grading

From FLNRO – the grader is scheduled to do from 0 km on Pemby side all the way to Green Mountain junction.  Will start after September long weekend.
Fire Crews will brush out around bridges and signs to improve road side visibility.  Please watch your speed and pass by the workers slowly.

This year we have been successful in having new directional signage installed for the Hurley FSR.   We have more to do!  We are conducting a Survey on particular signage to see how aware you are of the signs and what your opinion is of them.  We would appreciate a minute of your time to fill
out this survey.

This site is a user maintained and funded website.  We are very fortunate to have a volunteer webmaster however we do have expenses such as web hosting fees.  To raise funds to support our website we sell www.isurvivedthehurley.com merchandise.  Right now we have t-shirts, bumper stickers, beer cozies and mini-flashlights on green or blue lanyards.  Hats are out of stock but more will be available soon.  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.
Having this website has assisted travellers on this road and increased the road’s profile across the world.   Thank you for your updates and support!

Brushing will be done to improve road side visibility

Brushing will be done to improve road side visibility

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August Update

The switchbacks are getting a bit rough, FLNRO advises today they will have the grader up there starting today. They are also going to have some crews doing some brushing and straightening out signs starting today or tomorrow. Please slow down when approaching and give the operators and workers space and respect to do their job!

You’ll also notice after a lot of nagging from our Squamish Lillooet Regional District Area A Director  Debbie Demare we have a new turn sign on Pemberton Meadows Road and the Worksafe Sign that was blocking the stop sign is gone. Debbie is also working on having the other signs on the corner cleaned up. Thanks Debbie!

Pemberton Slow Food Cycle held in the Pemberton Meadows is planned for Sunday August 21 from 9am to 3pm.  The road will be closed to traffic during this event. Click for more details.

Goat Mt Produce Stand is open so bring some cash to buy some farm fresh veggies, cold drinks, snacks etc.

Goat Mt Produce Stand

Goat Mt Produce Stand

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New sign in the Pemberton Meadows

WCB sign blocking the stop sign is gone!

This WCB sign blocking the stop sign has been removed!

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