Snow Update #11

Everyone has been wondering what conditions are like on the Hurley and now we know thanks to Ashley and his kids who made the trip over on the weekend & sent in a report.  Temps were cold -16c and the road surface was frozen enough to drive a quad over.   Over a metre of snow fell at the summit the weekend before and it was followed by rain so conditions are firm but with the rising temperatures in the forecast the road surface will deteriorate fast.   Vehicle travel is still not recommended but if you are up on the Hurley send us a photo report to share!  info@bridgerivervalley.ca

Hurley summit on December 1st

Hurley summit on December 1st

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Snow Update #10 – Road Closed

Conditions on the Hurley have reached that point where you may or may not make it over!   Travel is not recommended for most drivers and be prepared for self rescue if you do attempt to drive.  Alternate access to the valley is via Lillooet and Road 40.  Update:  Heavy snow fell to the valley bottom Tuesday night and the Hurley is probably closed for the season now.

Thanks to Sue for the latest update:

Went over Hurley yesterday afternoon (Monday).
Passed two trucks going the other way within 5km of Gold Bridge – so thought I would be in good shape.  In the jeep with 4×4 and good winter tires.
By the time I got within a couple of km of summit the tracks of the trucks were covered by snow.  I got stuck 300m from summit and had to chain up two tires.  Made it over but saw that someone else had turned around about 300m from the summit on the other side.  It was dumping up there at 4.30 pm.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  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 user updated so if you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

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Snow Update #9

Approx 10 inches of new snow has fallen at the Hurley summit since late last week.    Conditions yesterday: There was snow most of the way heading from Goldbridge to 17 K going down the Pemberton side.  The snow was sticky and traction was good at the time.  Thanks to Jeff Browne for the latest update and photo taken on Sunday afternoon.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good snow tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and 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 user updated so if you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

Hurley Conditions on Sunday Nov 23 at 4.30pm

Hurley Conditions on Sunday Nov 23 at 4.30pm

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Snow Update #8

Approx 8 inches of new snow has fallen at the Hurley summit over the last few days.  Thanks to Ray Mason from Totally Awesome Adventures for sending in this photo taken on Friday.  There is a huge hole on one side of the bridge just before the Tenquille Branch that is very deep and filled with water & ice,  vehicles with low clearance could have some issues with this section.  To see some more photos of today’s snow click here.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good snow tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    This site is user updated so if you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

New snow at the Hurley summit

Conditions at the Hurley summit On Friday Nov 21

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Snow Update #7

Temperatures have been cold up on the Hurley & driving conditions are generally good with some icy sections up at the summit depending on the time of the day.   Thanks to Noel Piper & Lisa Wagner for sending in a photo and also to Margaret & Bradley for sending in another photo.  Please read the comments section for more updates from regular Hurley driver Debbie Demare.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good snow tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change fast at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    This site is user updated so if you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

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Hurley Summit Nov 11 photo by Noel Piper

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Hurley Summit 3pm Nov 11 photo by Margaret & Bradley

 

Hurley Summit Nov 11, 3.30pm

Hurley Summit Nov 11, 3.30pm photo by Lisa Wagner

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Snow Update #6

A small amount of snow fell up on the Hurley summit yesterday but it is still drivable with 4×4.  View at the Summit at 3:23pm Sunday, November 9, 2014.  Thanks to Margaret for the update & photo.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

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View at the Summit at 3:23pm Sunday, November 9, 2014

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Snow Update #5

Conditions on the Hurley are wet after all that rain!   Thanks to Phil & Sue who came over yesterday at 10.30am and took some photos and reported the following conditions at the summit.  It was still raining up there late last night.  Conditions on Thursday Nov 6 are still wet, warm & raining at the summit.

Dirt all the way
4 degrees and raining

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

Rain at the Hurley Summit

Rain at the Hurley Summit

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Snow Update #4

The Hurley is in great shape!   On Saturday the road surface was bare with snow on the sides of the road only.   Thanks to Debbie Demare for the update & photos taken on Saturday Nov 1st.  The temp at the summit was -3c on Saturday morning.  The Goat Mt Produce Stand is still open so bring some change to buy some farm fresh veggies!

Conditions on Sunday night:

Minus 1 at top
Snowing lightly and foggy for about 1 to 2 km
Just becoming compact at the very top

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

Hurley conditions Saturday 1 Nov 2014

Hurley conditions Saturday 1 Nov 2014.  -3c at the summit

Beautiful Fall views on the Hurley

Beautiful Fall views on the Hurley

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Snow Update #3

It’s been raining on the Hurley and conditions are currently wet & warm in the valley.  Photo below of  the Hurley at Railway Pass, 4400 feet, Wed Oct 29, 4:30pm.  Dirt the whole way.  Thanks to Heather Roberts for the update & photo!

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

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Railway Pass, 4400 feet, Wed Oct 29, 4:30pm

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Snow Update #2

Snow at the Hurley summit is about a foot deep.   Thanks to Shane Roy who took this photo at 34km  mark around 10 am this morning.   It’s raining in the valley again tonight so more snow is probably falling on the Hurley.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

Snow at the Hurley summit at 10am Tuesday Oct 28th, 2014

Snow at the Hurley summit at 10am Tuesday Oct 28th, 2014

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Snow Update

There has been some snow on the Hurley and the road has seen lots of traffic.   Photo below was taken this afternoon at the summit.  Driving on dirt tracks the whole way.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

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Snow at the summit on Sunday afternoon

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Fall Update #2 Snow!

It is snowing to the valley bottom today so expect snowy conditions on the Hurley.

Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

New snow on Mt Sloan

New snow on Mt Sloan yesterday

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Fall Update #1

New signage has been installed on the Hurley relating to industrial traffic & wildlife/hunting.   Photos of the new signs are below.

Reports from Hurley drivers are positive after the new work and many say it’s the best they have seen the road in years.   Snow has started falling at the higher elevations and snow can fall on the Hurley Road at anytime now.   Drivers should be prepared for all driving conditions.  Winter driving skills, 4 x4 and good tires are essential for travel at this time of the year.  Chains and a survival/safety kit are good things to carry in your truck.   Conditions can change at anytime up there & current conditions may not be reported on this site.    If you have conditions to report please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

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Thanksgiving Grading

Grading Update Tuesday 7 October -  The Hurley is in great shape!  Reports from drivers say it’s the best condition it has been in years.  Parts were graded last week and the remainder will be finished Wed/Thurs/Fri of this week.

Good news just in!   The Hurley will be graded before the Thanksgiving weekend!   If you see the grader working, please give him some space and be careful when passing.  The construction & road closures on the Pemberton side of the pass should be finished by today.  It’s that time of the year that heavy rain and/or snow can fall at any time now and Hurley drivers should be prepared for all conditions.

The Hurley Survey is still open.  Please complete the survey if you haven’t already done so.  This is important to the future management of this road.   Please send your Hurley updates and photos to info@bridgerivervalley.ca

The Grader will be working on the Hurley this week

The Grader will be working on the Hurley this week.  Give him lots of room and be careful when passing.

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Hurley rain update

Have you taken the Hurley Survey yet?  Click here to take the survey.

Update: The SLRD has contacted FLNRO to arrange some warning signs on the road.  Conditions  got better today as the sun dried things out and the grader was up there working which also helped firm up the road surface.  It’s that time of the year that heavy rain and/or snow can fall at any time now and Hurley drivers should be prepared for all conditions.   When the clouds lifted today there was snow on some of the mountain tops after the rain last night.

Heavy rain last night has made Hurley travel tough today.   The new road section is extremely soft and muddy.  Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats sent an update this morning and she almost did not make it up to the summit in her truck in 4×4 with new tires.  2wd vehicles & vehicles with bald tires should probably not attempt the drive in these conditions.   If you have another update on the conditions please email info@bridgerivervalley.ca

 

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Fall rainbow on the Hurley Road

 

 

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