Snow Update #10 – Road Closed

Posted by on November 25, 2014

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

2 Responses to Snow Update #10 – Road Closed

  1. Bruce Larsen

    I forgot to mention that it took me 4 hours to get from the start of the Hurley in Goldbrige to Pemberton Valley that night. Very slow going.

  2. Bruce Larsen

    I went over the Hurley on Monday evening in my F350 4×4 pickup with camper and there was almost 1m of snow at the summit. It was very tough going and I had heavy chains on all 4 wheels. There was a thick layer of ice under the new snow. I would think with all the new snow this week it is almost impassable or is completely impassable for vehicle traffic by now.

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