Snow Update 5

Posted by on November 15, 2015

Snow fell to the valley bottom last night and the Hurley is probably getting pretty deep up there now.   Reports in of some prepared & experienced drivers still making it over yesterday!

The alternate route into the Bridge River Valley was  closed today due to a rock slide  but DriveBC.ca is reporting the road has re-opened to single lane alternating traffic.

If you choose to drive the Hurley at this time of the year be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and winter 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 & be prepared for self rescue.   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 based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below.

Sunday:  I returned over the Hurley Sunday afternoon .  The groomer has groomed it over to his exit at the side valley.  The ruts were deep on the Pembi side.  I rescued two snowmobilers whose track had melted onto its new runners.  We freed the track the passenger rode with me back to rail road creek bridge.  All warnings are correct . Can be traveled with high clearance vehicles who may need their chains, shovels and sleeping bags. Thanks to Bryan’s Auto Body for the latest update!

Friday: I drove over the Hurley on Friday Nov.13. Was pretty good but would recommend chains on all four tires and be prepared to dig if you need to pull over or meet oncoming traffic. It was snowing so maybe harder to pass now. Must have 4×4 ,excellent tires and lots of deep snow driving experience. Bring sand bags.

Allan Crawford
Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Hurley on Friday 13th.  Photo by Allan Crawford

Hurley on Friday 13th. Photo by Allan Crawford

One Response to Snow Update 5

  1. Mark T

    Drove the Hurley pemberton-gold bridge yesterday, camped near bralorne last night, and came back to Pemberton today. Road is in good shape, snow is about 2′ at the summit. We were in locked/lifted 4×4′s on 35″ tires – probably wouldn’t want to do it in much less without chains.

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