July 10 Update

Thanks to BJ Moore, FLNRO for the update that Squamish Mills will be grading both ends of the Hurley after they finish grading the Lillooet FSR, should be starting next week sometime. Please give the grader space and pass slowly when safe to do so.

Thanks to Sharron Elliott for the latest Hurley update and photo. Both the East Hurley and Hurley are in great shape, other than the usual potholes and rocks.

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East Hurley photo by Sharon Elliot

East Hurley photo by Sharon Elliot

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June 28 Update

The Hurley has been graded and is in good shape.  Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest update and photo. Came west over the Hurley at 0830. East Hurley in great condition. Pemberton side good. Limited visibility in the pass. Small tree covering 3/4 of the road just east of the Hurley junction.

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Hurley June 28

Hurley June 28

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Grading Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest update and photos. Great shape from Summit down to Lillooet river FSR    I hope people use their 4 wheel drive going up hill to keep it in great shape. They have marked a culvert that is messed up at summit. Grader working at Summit on Gold Bridge side. 

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Hurley culvert Hurley Grader working

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June 7 Update

Thanks to Randy Perazzo and Doug Engstrom for the latest Hurley updates. The grader started yesterday from the Pemberton side and the first 4km are buff. A crew was working ahead of the grader brushing last years leaners and deadfall.

Thanks to Jim Bergshoeff from Grimsby, Ontario who recently drove the Hurley and sent us this cool drone footage.

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Grader is on the Hurley!

Grader is on the Hurley!

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May 24 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest Hurley update and photo.  Potholes and wet throughout. Two mud bogs at the top getting deeper and depending on the vehicle be careful. Lillooet River FSR is in fabulous shape!

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Muddy potholes

Muddy potholes

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May 20 Update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell, Lisa Wagner and Jessie Davison for sending in these updates and photos!

Single lane and a bit sloppy in parts but overall an excellent drive.

The entire road is now snow and ice-free. A few wet/muddy patches near the summit but I have to say it’s a whole different road than it was on Friday!

Road was good today as we left the valley. A bit muddy at the summit in areas where the snow is melting. Switch backs down to Pemberton were a bit rough with potholes but better than expected. Lillooet Forest service was in great shape

A reminder to read and follow the rules of the road.  Headlights ON even during the daytime. If you use auto headlights your taillights don’t come on unless it’s dark out.

Drive slow and take care while passing. Please respect the equipment operators when the grading starts on the Pemberton side and give them space and slow down.

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Road Rules

Photo Jessie Davison

Photo Scott Frizzelle

Photo Scott Frizzell

 

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Friday May 17 Update

Lots of traffic on the Hurley today, most heading up from Pemberton.  Going down to Pemberton from the summit was icy and slippery. Raining hard at the top. The summit area is a mix of ice, snow, mud and water. 2-3km of challenging driving with 4wd and good tires needed. No grader working as of yet. Thanks to Sal DeMare for the photos and update!

Drive slow and take care while passing. Please respect the equipment operators when the grading starts on the Pemberton side and give them space and slow down.

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Icy road on Friday

Icy road on Friday

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Opening Conditions

Several vehicles have come over the Hurley already tonight.  Tom plowed out some pullouts and the road is single lanes for a few kms at the pass and 4wd is required until the snow melts. The Pemberton side is boney and rough for the first 10km then it’s pretty good to Gold Bridge. Thanks to Doug Engstrom for sending in photos of the opening conditions.  Drive slow and take care while passing. Please respect the equipment operators when the grading starts on the Pemberton side and give them space and slow down.

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Hurley Road conditon

Hurley Road surface is snow/ice covered for several km at the summit

Hurley summit opening conditions

Hurley summit opening conditions

 

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Hurley is Open

The Hurley is open for the 2019 season! Watch out for the grader on the Pemberton side, please respect the workers and slow down when passing. Big thanks to BJ Moore, FLNRO and Tom Illidge for getting it open in time for the weekend!

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Opening Update #4

Tom is working on clearing snow and is making good time. He is expecting to finish late on Thursday as he is only pushing 5 feet and not the 6-8 that was expected.  Please don’t try to drive the Hurley until the work has been completed and as soon as it is done it will be posted here. Squamish Mills was delayed in grading the Pemberton side but will be starting later this week. When the road had been cleared and posted as open,  machines may still be working so please slow down and respect the workers when approaching and passing. Thanks to BJ Moore, FLNRO for keeping us updated on the progress.

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Hurley Open 2016

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Avalanche Hazard

Conny Amelunxen, the avalanche technician for the Hurley and other resource roads in the area has issued this avalanche bulletin for the Bridge River Valley area.

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Opening Update #2

The second update is in from BJ Moore, Engineering Officer with FLNRO. The avalanche technician expects avalanches to come down between Wed and Sat this week which should clear out all the danger areas.  Travel along Green Mt should be ok by next Monday. Tom Illidge will arrange a lowbed to get his machine out and start pushing snow on Monday.  More updates will be provided as they come in.

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Tom and his cat

Tom and his cat

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Opening Update #1

We have the first Hurley opening update from BJ Moore, Engineering Officer with FLNRO.  BJ contacted the Avalanche Tech  a week and a half ago. They said that at the lower and mid-levels of Green and Sloan mountains had come down and were ok. The higher level zones might still avalanche and could reach the road.  BJ will be contacting them again to find out where the higher avalanche zones are at now. A report by Cathie Milne from Backcountry Snowcats said that at the summit of the pass there was 6’ of hard packed snow. Squamish Mills is going to look to see how far up they can go from the Pemberton side and start grading if possible while the road is still closed.  The contract for Tom Illidge and Squamish Mills are in place and ready to go once the Avalanche risk is abated.  More updates will be posted as soon as we receive them.

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Green Mt slide paths from previous years

Green Mt slide paths from previous years

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April Update

It’s that time of the year when people start wondering when the Hurley will be open. It’s still winter and sledding season up there and the road won’t open to vehicle traffic until at least the May long weekend. Updates will be posted here as soon as we have them.
Thanks to Corbin for the latest update and photo from April 10.
Between 6-7km up from Pemberton side, the snow is to soft and slushy to pass easily,  my locked truck just sank with the camper on it, I wasn’t even gonna waste my time chaining up.
7km from the Pemberton side

7km from the Pemberton side

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Avalanche Danger

Please read the information below regarding high avalanche danger on the Lillooet FSR and Hurley parking areas from Conny Amelunxen the Innergex contracted Avalanche Professional.

As of this last storm several avalanche paths reached the threshold snow values required to produce snow avalanches. In the storm of Jan 3/4 number of size 2 (possibly larger) avalanches reached the road. My concern is the zone between Km 3-7. There is a parking lot that is always busy with snowmobilers at Km 8.5, the Hurley FSR junction.

There is another 40-80 mm of precipitation forecast for tomorrow night and Wednesday. This may or may not come as snow. I figure that if we see 25 cm of snow in the 3-7 km zone we could see avalanches that would be damaging to vehicles and potentially fatal to people on foot or a snowmobile.

Once we hit that mark of 25-30cm in that zone we will pull out our road contractors due to the elevated risk. The slopes are such that explosives will not do much unless they are delivered from the air, but there are goats in that zone so we are restricted. At that low elevation I expect the precipitation in this storm to change to rain and quickly stabilize the snowpack, but this may be a problem that comes up for the next 2-6 weeks until the sun starts keeping the slopes a little warmer.

It is a scenario that has not really come up before for Innergex or the crew that built the facility (CRT). It may be over 20 years since we saw this much snow in that zone.

Regards,
Conny Amelunxen
Avalanche Professional

Please note there are several other avalanche zones on the Hurley that this post does not cover, specifically in the Green Mt and East Hurley areas. Always check the avalanche bulletins before travel and use avalanche awareness skills while on the Hurley Road. This site is user updated, send your winter Hurley updates and photos to info@bridgerivervalley.ca

Green Mt avalanche zones on the Hurley in 2011.  Photo by Frank W Baumann

Green Mt avalanche zones on the Hurley in 2011. Photo by Frank W Baumann

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