Nov 7 Update

Posted by on November 7, 2021

Thanks to Christine Zelezny for the latest update from 5pm Sunday night.

Heavy snowing through Whistler. Rain in Pemberton. Start of the Hurley, around 5pm, met two trucks coming south, flagged the second to make sure I wasn’t over my head with the summit getting 14inches. Got a thumbs up. 
Heavy snowing for the majority of the drive to the summit. Consistent 20-30km/hr speed in thick snow, but probably not more than 2 feet. Wheel tracks made it easier to follow. 
Past the summit, consistent 30-40km/hr was feasible. Pot holes are getting filled but they still have impact at the moment. I imagine tire tracks are now filled from overnight snow. 
All in all, with the added snow, it took me 1.5 hours over the Hurley. Consistent speed/travel, will reduce getting stuck. 
At this time, be prepared with chains and an emergency sleep kit in your truck. Be prepared for anything. Communicate with road users to get feedback. 

Thanks to Roger Stacey for the update from 12.30pm Sunday. 14 inches at the summit and snowing hard. Ruts starting to fill up. 4×4 pick up truck dragging on snow. Bring chains and be prepared for deep snow winter driving conditions.

Bridge River Mechanical will be starting to work on the Hurley starting this week and there will be active heavy equipment till the end of October so please be aware and slow down when approaching them.

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!

14 inches at summit 12.30pm today
Conditions at 5pm – Photo by Christine Z

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