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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 … Continue reading »

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July 22 Update

Grading is underway on the Hurley and the first 6km from Gold Bridge was done yesterday. Please respect the machines working and pass responsibly when they have seen you. Grading exposes sharp rocks and increases the chance of flat tires so be prepared! Thanks to Chuck for this latest update. Just came down the Hurley … Continue reading »

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July 4th Update

The East Hurley washout from the last post has been repaired and the road is open. Thanks to Dan for the latest update and photos. Hurley road conditions are fine. Lillooet River is high. Currently raining, expect mud and slippery conditions. This site is based on Hurley driver updates so please email new road conditions … Continue reading »

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June 30th Update

Update July 1st – The east Hurley washout has been fixed and is open! The latest Hurley update and photos are in! Thanks to Carol and Richard for sending it in. The road will be busy this weekend so take your time and enjoy the view. Safe travels to all! We had a message from … Continue reading »

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June 23 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the Hurley update: Dry with potholes and mud in summit area. Large sections graded and reasonable shape on rest. Lots of traffic at 3 pm on a Thursday. The 3 washouts on lower switchbacks (same creek) have been roughly fixed ( last fall). Thanks to Chris Winter for the East Hurley … Continue reading »

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Hurley is open to 4×4

Plowing went better than expected today and Bridge River Valley Mechanical Contracting has completed snow clearing and the Hurley is open! It is 4×4 only and not suitable for trailers until it fully melts out. The road is single lane with pullouts for 4.8km so drive slow and expect oncoming traffic. The crew will be … Continue reading »

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Opening Update #6

Plowing has started on the Hurley but it is not open yet. Please do not attempt to drive it until the contractor gives us the go ahead. Bridge River Valley Mechanical is the contractor this year and they are working hard to get it done. There is still a lot of snow at the summit … Continue reading »

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Opening Update #5

Sal Demare advised us that the contractor will start grading and plowing the Hurley on Monday. Please do not attempt to drive it until further notice. The snow is still too deep at the summit and you will get stuck. Also please don’t drive up to see how the work is going, it will be … Continue reading »

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Opening Update #4

Latest update from FLNRO via Sal Demare. “We are in the process of actioning the grading and plowing contracts for the Hurley. The Avy tech said the avalanche hazard has reduced to a point that the equipment can now start operating on the FSR. By June 11th the hazard will be acceptably low for the … Continue reading »

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Opening Update #3

Update just in from the Avy Tech. He thinks the Green Mountain avalanche cycle will happen this week. He will be doing a flight to confirm the predicted slide activity later in the week. Thanks to Sal Demare for the update!

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Opening Update #2

Thanks to Sal Demare for getting this latest update from FLNRO.“The avalanche tech said the spring avalanche cycle has not occurred yet.  Worker and public safety has been considered, so the Hurley FSR won’t be plowed open prior to the Victoria Day long weekend.  The Hurley plowing will be assessed in June.” Another update will … Continue reading »

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Opening Update

It’s that time of the year when everyone is asking the question “When will the Hurley open?” The snow pack is above average this year so the spring thaw is estimated to be a few weeks behind last year. This means that avalanche danger could delay opening. More information about the snow pack and opening … Continue reading »

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Culvert Repair Dec 14

We received this update from Backcountry Snowcats about some maintenance. The heavy rains on Dec. 1st caused some drainage damage on the Hurley FSR. Work will start Tuesday Dec 14 to fix the blocked culverts at 1, 1.5 and 7 km. There could be short delays for snowmobile traffic during the day. It is anticipated … Continue reading »

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Nov 10 Hurley Closed

It looks like the Hurley is closed to vehicle traffic for the year and sled season has started. Thanks to Matt J for the update and photos. Loaded my sled at snowline at 8km. Undriveable past Branch 12 turnoff. Looks like a great day up there. Play safe this winter and always check the avalanche … Continue reading »

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Nov 8 Update

It’s getting to that time of the year where the Hurley is closed for most drivers and only the people fully prepared for deep snow and self rescue should be driving. More snow is in the forecast for tonight. Thanks to Tennyson for an update from 6am today driving with studded 35″ winter tires. Snow … Continue reading »

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