Summer 2015 Update

Posted by on July 3, 2015

The Hurley is getting pretty rough in spots with washboards on many sections of the road.  The dust is heavy when passing someone or behind a vehicle causing zero visibility.  Take your time driving over and if you see someone driving faster behind you, please pull over so they can pass safely.  Young wild life is around so please drive carefully.

The Lillooet River FSR is closed at the 9km gate due to EXTREME landslide risk. The Hurley Is NOT affected.

Yesterday a fire west of the Hurley caused smokey conditions on the road.  bcwildfire.ca is reporting a fire in that area at  Boulder Creek  to be 250 ha in size.  Air support was attacking the fire late Thursday.  Smoke from this fire drifted into the Bridge River Valley on Thursday afternoon.

To report a wildfire  call toll-free 1 800 663 5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks (this won’t work on the Hurley!)

UPDATE:

A Declaration of Local Emergency for SLRD Electoral Area C, implemented to support a WMB request for an evacuation order on Boulder Creek Fire V30241. The evacuation order applies to both sides of the Upper Lillooet FSR  from 9 km to the top of the Pemberton Valley (in effect, Upper Lillooet Provincial Park).

The evacuation order applies to the 2 pumice mines in the area (1 currently not operational – the other, Garibaldi Pumice, was contacted directly, and principal operator Bob Matheson may elect to stay in and look after his equipment) and the Innergex IPP at Boulder Creek. No residential or agricultural properties are currently under evacuation order. Some Innergex contractors will remain at their location under the direct authority of the WMB Incident Commander.  The Hurley Is NOT affected.  More information can be found on the SLRD website.

Smoke plume could be seen from the upper Pemberton Meadows

Smoke plume could be seen from the upper Pemberton Meadows on Thursday afternoon

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Smokey skies on the Hurley

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Edge of the smoke plume near the Donnelly Creek drainage

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Filtered pink sun light on the Hurley Thursday evening

One Response to Summer 2015 Update

  1. Jim Hilton

    We drove the Hurley on August 2nd. The road was ok, but it was the steepest 2wd road I have been on in BC. We took the cutoff to Bralorne. The pub in Bralorne is open. There seemed to be nothing open in Gold Bridge. Watch for falling rock on the road to Lillooet.

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