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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.  This … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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! This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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! This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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) … Continue reading »

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Hurley Closed

Dec 12. After all the recent snow, the Hurley is closed to vehicle traffic for the winter. Update from Dec 11: Crossed Hurley summit at about 2:30 today. Moose was on other side. It was -3 and snowing at summit.  Someone stopped because of moose and needed chains to get going again.  Next time I … Continue reading »

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Nov 23 Update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest Hurley update and photo: Came west over the Hurley at 9 am. 5-7 cm fresh in the pass on top of yesterday’s grading/plow. Great shape! 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 … Continue reading »

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