Nov 22 Update

Thanks to Stu Salter for the latest update from Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain in Pemberton and icy roads from valley to around the Tenquille Branch where it turned to snow. 6-8″ of new snow at the summit.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

Hurley Summit Nov 22 – Stu Salter
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Nov 21 Update

Thanks to Anton for the latest Hurley update. Came down the Hurley last night. Fluctuating freezing levels have left glare ice in places on the descent Southbound. If you don’t have studs on then chains are a must, at least on the front, Sure glad I put mine on at the Semaphore pullout!! The rest of the Hurley is as good as it gets! Thanks to Cathy and Reg for the plowing!

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

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Nov 8 Update

Update: Multiple reports of drivers getting stuck and no prepard with a shovel or chains and relying on others to get them out. We’ve had some comments regarding the post below about downhill drivers having right of way. The Hurley is a unique road and everyone needs to use common sense when driving. The thought behind this comment was if you are driving downhill in icy ruts, it may be hard to stop to avoid a collision with an uphill driver. The vehicle coming uphill has a better chance of stopping, and they may get stuck but will avoid a collision. Drive safe and don’t drive the Hurley if you are not prepared for self rescue.

Thanks to Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats for today’s update and photo.

The Hurley has a 1 vehicle path through the pass; high clearance, chains and a shovel are advised. Temperature was -20 this morning.
Please remember the vehicle travelling downhill has the right of way.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive and watch out for snowmobiles.

Nov 8 summit conditions – Kathy Milne
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Nov 6 Update

Thanks to Joel Gillis for today’s Hurley update and photo. It has just started snowing in the valley so expect Hurley conditions to be rapidly changing.

Just went east to west – Goldbridge to Pemberton -snow the entire road. From 22km descending to Pemberton heavy snow till Summit – following tire ruts over the top – driving Chev Silverado – passable. Snowmobiles have also been using the road.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

Hurley summit Nov 6
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Nov 4 Update

Thanks to Scott Frizzel and Jesse Davison for the Hurley updates from November 4th.

Drove west over the Hurley November 4 at 1100 hrs with studded tires. Chains and shovel in reserve. Pass was sporty but drivable. Low clearance vehicles may high centre.

Came over around 5pm Nov. 4th.  Snow on the road from Pemberton meadows to mid point.  Ruts were full of snow through the summit  but not too deep. Road was in good shape with the Lillooet FSR being the roughest section. Be prepared for what could happen out there and stay safe! 

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

Hurley Summit Nov 4
Lillooet River FSR Nov 4
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Nov 3rd Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest update. -6 at 8 am summit. Snowing lightly. Snow still mainly in summit area. Ruts to dirt, don’t do with low clearance vehicle.

It’s snowing in Gold Bridge and also in Pemberton so the Hurley conditions will be changing with the weather.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

Summit 8am Nov 3rd – Debbie Demare
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October 30 Update

October 30th Goldbridge to Pemberton summit at 7:45 am heavy snow deep ruts passable, barely.
Thanks to Kyle Montpetit for this update.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

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October 27 Update

Thanks to Russ Erickson for the latest Hurley update from Thursday afternoon.

Hit the summit about 2 this afternoon in a stock 97 chevy blazer and it was sketchy. Heavy snow it was +5 when we left gunn. We survived the hurley! Thankyou for all the hospitality!

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

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October 26 Update

A big weather system is coming tomorrow with 20mm of rain in the forecast. If that falls as snow on the Hurley it could be the end of the driving season.

Thanks to Sal Demare for today’s update. Drove the Hurley this morning to go to a SLRD Board meeting. The grading that has been done so far is awesome. Thank you, Bridge River Mechanical! The Lillooet FSR is also graded. -3 degrees at the summit.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

October 26 summit – Sal Demare
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October 25 Update

Thanks to Charles Evans for today’s update. Went over north to south around 1pm today, not much traffic. +2c at the summit light flurries.  Snow on the road started a few km before the summit, gave way to dirt ruts well before 11km marker on Pemberton side.  Only 14 Modo cars in Semaphore parking lot.  Kidding. 
Grader is doing great work pretty much from 10km on down.  

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

Summit 1pm October 25th
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October 24 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the afternoon update. Summit 0 degrees at 3 pm, quickly above Freezing either side. Muddy ruts most of the way except for a km or so at the summit. Fair amount of traffic valley bound. Grader is working the lower switchbacks on the Pemberton side.

Thanks to Roger Stacey for the morning update. Hurley this morning. 6 inches of snow. Need 4 wheel drive and snow tires.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

October 24th summit at 3pm – Debbie Demare
Summit October 24th – Roger Stacey
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October 23 Update

As of Sunday 23rd the road surface was still too warm to hold much snow and most of it is melting on contact or soon after. But this is the time of the year when things can change rapidly and we rely on user road reports to keep everyone informed. The road was graded last week and there have been lots of reports of flat tires so be prepared.

Thanks to Chuck for this report from Friday. Came down the Hurley on Friday the 21st and this is my report. Coming out from Bralorne I found light snow on the East Hurley, then a little more on the main Hurley starting from the steel bridge up to the summit. I would guess roughly 1/4” of snow closer to Bralorne and 1/2” at the summit. The thin layer of snow seemed to smooth out the road compared to my trip up. The big hill going down from the summit gets a little rougher and the roughest part is below the big hill through the switch backs with lots of exposed rock and rough sections. Once on the lillooet FSR the road get smoother compared to the Hurley.

This site is user maintained so keep the emails coming to info@bridgerivervalley.ca. Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and updates this year.

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, 4×4, chains and good snow tires are essential for travel.  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.  Have a safe drive.

Hurley summit October 21st
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September 23 Update

Thanks to Chuck for the latest Hurley update from September 23rd.

E Hurley was decent for the E Hurley. The Main Hurley starting from the steel bridge was ok with some rough then smoother sections. The summit is getting a bit rougher along with the big hill compared to the last time I came up in August. The upper part of the switch backs is the roughest section with some exposed rocks and lots of pot holes. The lower switch backs get a bit better, but not as smooth as the middle of the Hurley. The Lillooet FSR is the best section of the entire drive. Safe travels!

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers & can coolers. Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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Slow Food Cycle

The annual Slow Food Cycle is on this Sunday August 21st. The Pemberton Meadows Road will be closed from 10am – 3pm so plan on driving the Hurley outside of those times. Click here for more info.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers & can coolers. Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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Hurley Road Maintenance

A third round of Forest Employment Program funding will be used starting in August to provide road bed material.  The new funding will see two areas for pits created on each side of the summit, grinders brought in and road bed created and laid down.  The funding is $400,000.  The bids will be out in August for the grinder contracts and then as material is created it will get layed down.

The first round of FEP funding was for brushing, ditching, and gathering road bed material, the second round was to spread the road bed material.

This will bring the total funding since 2020 for road bed improvements, brushing, ditching etc to $640,000. Hopefully a lot will be done this year depending on the weather.

Big thanks to the perseverance of our Regional District Director Sal Demare and the SLRD Board of Directors.  There has also been support from our MLA Jackie Tegart, the Ministry Roads Manager, Bridge River Mechanical Contracting, and also the Cascades Forest District Manager as she drove it and saw that there were sections that needed new material.

This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions to info@bridgerivervalley.ca or post in the comments below. Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, bumper stickers & can coolers. Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

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