Dec 3 Update

The Hurley is getting lots of different types of traffic as you can see from the latest driver update below.  The road is plowed narrow so please drive slow and stay on your side of the road. If you have a radio they are using Resource Road Channel 19. It is illegal to snowmobile on a plowed FSR road. We are also looking for some feedback on the mudslide repair, is it adequate or do drivers think it will need more repairs etc. 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.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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.

Dec 6 Update: -14c at the summit. Grader still working and snow road is in great shape. Pullouts cleared where possible. Late afternoon/evening is the best time for travel with no logging trucks.

Dec 3 Update: Thanks Heather for the latest Hurley update and photos.  Cruised over the Hurley today -late this afternoon. Lots of exciting activity. There were Christmas tree hunters, sleds, trucks, helicopters, hunters, side by sides, logging trucks, ski tourers, and Sunday cruisers. Friends all over the place. Logging guys waved me down and asked me to be careful because lots trucks and sledders were driving all over the road at high speeds and he seemed concerned about someone getting hurt if it keeps up like that so keep it slow -they are still working doing seeding with trucks and helicopters, respect them, they are reason we even have that awesome road to begin with, other places in BC have gates on their logging roads – none of us want that here.  Road was snowy but packed enough to drive over no problem in my good old Dakota with Duratrac’s. Easy peasy. Caught a sweet sunset on the Gold Bridge side of the Hurley. Enjoy the travels this week, pretty awesome to drive the Hurley Dec 3. I sure like it. ? HR

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Summit Dec 3 - Photo: Michael McCue

Hurley summit around noon on Dec 3 Temp -10c .  Photo: Michael McCue

Hurley Summit Dec 3 - Photo: Heather Roberts

Hurley Summit Dec 3 – Photo: Heather Roberts

Hurley Sunset Dec 3 - Photo: Heather Roberts

Hurley Sunset Dec 3 – Photo: Heather Roberts

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Nov 28 Update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest Hurley update and photos. Crossed from Bridge River over the Hurley at 12 pm today. It is open. Studded winter tires had no Issue. Truck with trailer spun out at 8km up from the pemberton valley. Lots of Logging and heavy equipment traffic. Single lane in the pass for many km so a radio is essential and appreciated by Industry. Thanks to all for the hard work keeping the Hurley open.

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. We are also looking for some information on the mudslide repair, is it adequate or do drivers think it will need more repairs etc.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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.

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Hurley Nov 28

Hurley Nov 28

Mud Slide repair Nov 28

Mud Slide repair Nov 28

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Mowich Creek Mud Slide

UPDATE Nov 25: Sounds like the culvert needs to be replaced and the work was not finished yesterday. High clearance is needed to get over the rocks in the slide area. Chains recommended for the summit.

UPDATE Nov 24 : Crews are working to repair Mowich Creek slide area and it should be open by the end of the day, unless the culvert needs to be replaced.

After the rain event on Nov 22/23 travel on the Hurley is not recommended due to a mud slide at Mowich Creek which is just past Branch 12.  The Wolverine Creek washout has been repaired. Road 40 to Lillooet is open with some alternating traffic and the Highline Road between D’Arcy and Seton Portage is still closed due to a creek blowout.

Thanks to Kathy Milne from Backcountry Snowcats for the photos of the Mowich Creek slide and Wolverine Creek washout on the Lillooet FSR.

Mowich Creek Mud Slide above Branch 12

Mowich Creek Mud Slide above Branch 12

Mowich Creek Mud Slide

Mowich Creek Mud Slide

Mowich Creek flowing down the Hurley road

Mowich Creek flowing down the Hurley road

Wolverine Creek Lillooet FSR 5km

Wolverine Creek Lillooet FSR 5km

 

 

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Hurley Closed

The Bridge River Valley area is currently isolated after a heavy rain event last night closed all the access roads. The Hurley is closed to a blowout at Wolverine Creek on the Lillooet FSR and unverified mud and rock slides beyond.  Road 40 to Lillooet is also closed due to mud and rock slides in Hell Canyon and the Highline Road between D’Arcy and Seton Portage is also closed due to a creek blowout.

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.

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Avalanche Update Nov 20

Thanks to Conny the Hurley avalanche tech for this latest avalanche report. Be safe out there everyone!

Tomorrow a pineapple express is moving in and a widespread avalanche cycle is expected. Weather models are in agreement on the temperatures but conflicting in amounts of rain. It will rain 40-80 mm up to about 2500m in the Bridge Valley starting tomorrow morning. The hazard will steadily increase and peak around 8pm on Wednesday. It will probably pass by the weekend.

If the weather plays out as forecast the hazard in the backcountry will be HIGH by late tomorrow and EXTREME on Wednesday at Treeline and in the Alpine. Large avalanches are expected to reach valley bottom and could affect several roads throughout the Gold Bridge area including, Noel, Cadwallader, Hurley (east and west), Hope, Lone Goat, Donnelly, Bridge, Slim and into the South Chilcotins.

Flooding, washouts and debris flows are possible as well, especially further south.

Avalanche Canada will start forecasting for the Coast mountains on Thursday Nov 23.

Please take care out there and don’t travel unless you have to. Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be there. Be ready to spend the night out if the road is cut off.

Cheers,
Conny Amelunxen
Avalanche Professional
Boralex, Backcountry Snowcats, TLH, and Aspen Planers, Innergex

The last driver update was from Nov 18. Thanks to Pat Mulroony for this update and photo: Drove the Hurley at 7pm from Pemberton. Plowed to Hope Creek with about 10cms on the surface. Not plowed to East Hurley junction but many trucks created good ruts. Passing would be difficult. After about 4km from the East Hurley it was plowed again down to Gold Bridge. We drove a Tacoma with nokian snow tires.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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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November 18 7pm

November 18 7pm

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Hurley Avalanche Update

Driving the Hurley at this time of the year is not only about the snow on the road, snow above should also be taken into consideration. The Hurley avalanche tech is warning of a big rain event on Wednesday. There are some deeper instabilities that could wake up with that storm and avalanches are likely along the Bridge Main as well as the Hurley and East Hurley. There may be enough volume that they affect the roads. Below is a photo from previous years which shows some of the avalanche paths on the Hurley in the Green Mt area.

The logging company is still going to try to keep hauling logs for another 3 weeks. The last driver update was from Nov 17. If you drive the Hurley please send an email to info@bridgerivervalley.ca.

Nov 17 Update:  Drove the Hurley Nov 17 at 3pm from Pemberton to Bralorne. Plowed from Pemberton to Hope Creek. Not plowed to Hurley junction. East Hurley requires chains. West Hurley was good but slick coming down hill to Gold Bridge. Studs or chains recommend from Hope Creek to Hurley junction. Thanks to Shawn Sadler for the update and photo.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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 Nov 17

Hurley Nov 17

Hurley Avalanche Zones

Hurley Avalanche paths. Archived photo by Frank Baumann

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Nov 13 Weekly Update

Nov 14 Update 8.30am: Road is graded and has gravel and in good condition until about 2km before the summit where snow accumulation picks up and the road is no longer maintained. Some slippery patches from about 20km down to 16km where the heavy snow changes to light snow and then to rain as you descend down to Pemberton. Definitely 4×4 needed but still passable. Thanks to Sharron for the update and photo.

Nov 13 Updates:

5pm: Drove up to Gold Bridge from Squamish tonight 4-7:30. Grader has been through. And still going. 4 x 4 and snow tires are mandatory. Some sections rutted out but otherwise passable. Thanks to Cris for the update!

1pm: We drove the Hurley in our SUV this afternoon around 12:30pm. It was slippery in a few spots but definitely passable in 4 wheel drive. Everyone was moving pretty slowly and I wouldn’t have been comfortable in 2 wheel drive or a low vehicle. The logging company had cleared a few areas but it wasn’t fully plowed.  Thanks to Lisa for the update and photo!

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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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November 14

November 14

Hurley Nov 13

Hurley Nov 13

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November 4 Weekly Update

Nov 12 Update: Drove over the Hurley today (Nov 12) from Gold Bridge. 5 km either side of the Pass app 1.5 feet of snow. Drove in ruts if thankfully similar sized truck (Pathfinder). Was not plowed past point where grade starts up to pass. Closure imminent if no further plowing. Thanks to Allan for the update!

Nov 8 Update: The road is in really good condition. Plowed two lanes all the way with compact snow. Potential to turn icy when temps drop, it is above zero up there today. Lower switchbacks no snow but icy sections related to where the water runs. Approx 6-8 inches of new material on the lower switchbacks. Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest update.

Nov 4 update from the logging company: The road will be plowed until there is enough snow that it’s no longer feasible at the pass.  It will be plowed in both directions, Aspen has a timber sale along the FSR before the steel bridge as well.  We are thinking this month will be okay and hoping to make it to Xmas.

Nov 2 update: The new snow on the Hurley has been cleared to 20km from the Pemberton side with 3-4 inches of snow from there to Gold Bridge with several vehicle tracks. Watch for logging trucks. Thanks to Kristy for the update and photo.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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 Nov 2

Hurley Nov 2

 

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Oct 24 Update

Oct 29 Update: Hurley is in great shape and more material is being put on the Pemberton switchbacks. The Lillooet FSR has some huge potholes hiding under the leaves. Thanks to John for the photo and update.

Oct 24: The Hurley has been graded and is back to 2 way traffic.  Yesterday the grader was working in some spots. Some muddy sections and fog. Thanks to Sharron for the photo update! The weather forecast is for sun all week so conditions should stay the same. Watch out for logging trucks!

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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 29

Hurley October 29

Hurley Oct 23

Hurley Oct 23

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Oct 22 Update

The first Hurley reports are in after all the rain last night.

Sunday afternoon update: Still not plowed. 24-30 inches at the summit. One way traffic for 3km at the top. Chains mandatory. Not suitable for cars! Thanks to Randy for the update.  More reports in Sunday evening and the road has seen lots of one-way traffic and the tracks have compacted even more, chains not required but are nice to have if needed!

Sunday morning: Driving a Tacoma 4×4 with Mud and Snows and no chains, made it to about 13/14km on the Pemberton side and was spinning out on the frozen under layer under the new snow so she pulled the smart move and turned around. The pic was taken around 10:45am Sunday. Thanks to Heather and Jen for the update!

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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 summit Oct 22 at 4pm

Hurley summit Oct 22 at 4pm

Hurley Oct 22 13/14km

Hurley Oct 22 13/14km on the Pemberton side at 10.45am

 

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October 21 Update

The logging company cleared snow off the Hurley with the grader and conditions on Friday were good. Thanks to Tony Guarascio for the update and photos. New update in from Saturday morning – snowing lightly and -3 at the summit. Thanks to Jim Blair for the update and photo!
Thanks to Heather Roberts for this update from 6pm Saturday night – Snowing lightly at the pass. Easy drive for a truck with mud & snows.

Saturday night rain was heavy at times and a total of 18mm fell at Gun Lake. The condition of the Hurley is unknown as of Sunday morning Oct 22.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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 6pm Sat Oct 21

Hurley 6pm Sat Oct 21

Hurley summit Saturday Oct 20

Hurley summit Saturday Oct 21 8am

Hurley Summit Oct 19

Hurley Summit Oct 20

Hurley by Gwenyth Lake Oct 19

Hurley by Gwenyth Lake Oct 20

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Oct 18 Snow Update

Heavy snow fell all day to the valley bottom and reports of 20 inches at the Hurley summit. The plow was working to clear the road for the logging trucks and by the time he turned around there was another 8 inches at the top.  Reports of some vehicles getting stuck. The road can be snowy, icy or slushy in spots.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year, you may be sharing the road with logging trucks and other heavy machinery. 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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Oct 16 Update

The Hurley had been plowed on Sunday Oct 15.  The road is muddy and slushy in spots. Thanks to Jeff Browne for the photo and update.

More snow is forecast for this week. The rest of the road is in good shape. Watch out for logging trucks and other heavy machinery. The Goat Mt Produce Stand is still open!

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 summit October 15

Hurley summit October 15

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Oct 13 Update

Last night almost a foot of snow fell at the summit of the Hurley. There was no snow removal done by the logging company today but temps are warming up and the snow melted a bit through the day. The rest of the road is in good shape. Watch out for logging trucks and other heavy machinery. The Goat Mt Produce Stand is still open!

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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Approaching the Hurley summit Oct 13

Approaching the Hurley summit Oct 13

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First snow of the season!

Its that time of the year again when snow can fall on the Hurley at anytime! It was snowing lightly at -1c on Tuesday and Wednesday morning there was snow on the road for a few km’s around the summit area. The logging company has graded the road again and it’s in good shape. The hills on the Pemberton side were a bit icy this morning and it was better by the afternoon. Watch out for logging trucks and other heavy machinery. The Goat Mt Produce Stand is still open!

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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Snow at the Hurley summit on Oct 10 2017

Snow at the Hurley summit on Oct 10 2017

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