Nov 12 Update

Thanks to Toby Salin for the latest photo and update. Photo from the summit today. Still all clear for 4X4 without chains.

Light snow is starting to fall in the valley this afternoon so expect more snow to fall up on 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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

Hurley summit Nov 12. Photo by Toby Salin
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Nov 9 Update

Nov 10 Update: Had a crew go across today. Some snow, 10-15cm at the summit. 4×4 w. winter tires no issue. Did not need to chain up.
Trevor Burton
[McElhanney]

Thanks to Roger Stacey for the latest Hurley update and photo.

Hurley Update November 9 at 12 Noon. Road decent from Gold Bridge to Hope Creek then rough with pot holes to Branch 12 Tenquille turn off then decent to the bottom.  Good track on compact snow across summit with 3-4 cm fresh snow and snowing. Light snow all they way across.  4×4 recommended.

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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

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Nov 3 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the construction update and Pat Mulrooney for the snow update.

Here’s a quick update from yesterday. I drove over from Gold Bridge to Pemberton yesterday Nov 3 at 2:00pm. Extremely wet and muddy at the sections where the machines are resurfacing. Four wheel drive needed in a couple spots. Overnight snow started at the meadows below Face Mountain before the summit. 25 cms of snow at the summit and quite slippery. It was snowing heavily so there could be quite a bit more by now. 
Cheers, 
Pat Mulrooney

Update from Debbie Demare from Nov 2. Road is overall drier with less mud.  Work ongoing on lower switchbacks (up to just below Tenquille).   That section in pretty good shape.  Ditching going on west of Steel Bridge for a few kms.
Steel Bridge to Green Mtn. turnoff, grader is pulling materials onto road, large rocks, dirt etc as of today. Quite soft.  Green Mtn. down wet and muddy in sections, but lower dsection below Bridge Main really good shape.
Lots of Potholes between Steel bridge and summit, have fun driving all over the road!

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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

Nov 3 conditions. Photo by Pat Mulrooney
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Hurley Update Nov 1st

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest update and photo. Road is wet, muddy and rough throughout.

Also thanks to Adam for sharing his story of surviving the Hurley!

Thought I would share a picture of what happened to my car in July, I guess my lug nuts weren’t as tight as I thought they were. Happened on a straight stretch just before the Tenquille trail head where a bunch of switchbacks begin going down to Pemberton. 
I’m happy to report that after many weeks down in Squamish the car is in much better condition!
Regards,
Adam.

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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

Nov 1st muddy conditions
Photo by Adam

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Oct 23 Update

Another update in from Saturday evening. Thanks for the update Christine!

Just got home to Pemberton this evening (Saturday Oct. 24) from Gun Lake.  Hurley was plowed with compact snow and some bare spots from Goldbridge side, changing to compact well driven snow up to just before Tenquille/Br.12 turn off.  Then bare.  Lots of pot holes still all the way through!  Just watch for slippery areas before/after bridges.    

Thanks to these guys for the latest Hurley update and photo!
Came over the Hurley from the Pemberton side around 2pm on Friday. Work on the Pemby side being done on the switchbacks. A good foot of fresh snow, but could still feel the gravel under the tires. Was a little slippery climbing to the peak, but overall fairly smooth considering the conditions. Was in a Tacoma with an BMW X3 following and we both had no issues. 
Ben&James&Mike&Gerry

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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

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October 19 Update

Thanks to Debbie Demare for the latest Hurley update with a photo at the summit and the road upgrades. There was a dump truck, excavator, grader and roller working on the Pemberton switchback area and ditching continues on the Gold Bridge side. The rest of the road was rough with washboard and potholes.

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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

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Oct 15 Update

Thanks to Kirsty for the latest update and photo. Thursday 6pm starting to snow at the summit. Foggy on the Pemberton side.

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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

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Snow on the Hurley

Reports coming in from today of close to a foot of snow at the summit and lots of 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, 4×4, 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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

Photo from W. Harder on Facebook
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SLRD Area A Director Update

SLRD Area A Director – Sal DeMare
Road Bed Material Funding

At the Union of British Columbia Municipalities meetings we meet with the Cascades Forest District Manager and Ministry Staff from Victoria. They said that there was limited budget for FSR road maintenance and that they prioritize roads that the public uses that have communities with the FSR roads being the only access in and out. The Hurley is not one of them, as Road 40 is the main access to the valley year round. They have however committed to getting the traffic counts for the past ten years as they have 3 vehicles counters on the road. They also committed to see if they can find some funding streams for road bed material as it is desperately needed as we all know. Well I found out after the UBCM Meeting they did find another $100,000 from the same Forest Employment Program funding stream that the ditching and brushing work came from. The plan is too use two sets of excavators and graders both starting at the Hope Creek area and each set working from there. One back to the start of the Hurley on the Pemberton side and the other to the Gold Bridge side. They will use existing areas that they have taken road bed material from in the past, other locations and also spread the piles that they created while doing the ditching. Hopefully this will be finished before the snow starts and that it will be in good shape for next year’s opening. Expected start date is after the Thanksgiving long weekend and they will be working 7 days a week until they are complete.

Safety
As usual we want everyone to be safe including the travellers and the equipment operator’s. I had some reports from one of the contractor’s on the ditching and brushing work that they had a number of close calls. You must pay attention, watch out for the equipment, and slow right down when approaching the equipment. Make eye contact with the operators and wait until the operators gives you the ok to go by.
Stay Safe everyone! – Sal Demare

We would like to thank the people responsible for picking up all the garbage that was left by the Semaphore Lakes parking spot on Friday and to the people who left the garbage there, you are not welcome back! Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest Hurley update and photo from Saturday 10th October.

Came west across the Hurley at 10am. Good coming out of the BRV. Wet, washboards, pot holes up top. Vehicle off the road around 17km. Passing, hit soft shoulder, lucky they did not flip. Recovery was being initiated. Lots of 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, 4×4, 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!

Support this website and order your Hurley t-shirts, new oval bumper stickers, can coolers & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support.

Photo by Scott Frizzell
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September 12 Update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the update and photo. Drove west across the Hurley this morning at 11am. Smooth coming out of the BRV. A few bumps up top and down to the Lillooet FSR. Decent condition overall. Multiple vehicles parked on the road at Semaphore and Tenquille trailheads. Moderate traffic with lots of motorcycles. Smokey and dusty.

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 & trucker hats in 2 colours – black/gold, pink/grey  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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August 28 Update

Thanks to Kathy from Backcountry Snowcats for the latest Hurley update.

The road has been narrowed between the new zero (Railroad Creek Bridge valley floor) and Hope Creek turn off due to the dirt piles. They have re-ditched it and left the dirt piles. Past the Hope turnoff, I don’t know as I haven’t been your way since spring. They have brushed a lot of it but not all. There used to be a 60km speed sign at this end a couple years ago but it has been taken down. Personally we’ve had some close calls and nearly everyone I talk to has also mentioned the speeds some idiots are driving. There was a rollover a few weeks ago just before the old 13km switchback.

Please slow down and take your time driving for the safety of everyone.

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 & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  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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August 10 update

Thanks to Scott Frizzell for the latest Hurley update and photo. Came west across the Hurley 10AM Monday. Busy and equipment working on the road. Excavator working between 8-9 mark on the Pemberton side. Road is in good shape, tip to tail.

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 & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  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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August 7 Update

Conflicting reports on Hurley conditions after the grading. Some folks say it’s in great shape and others say it was in great shape but after the heavy traffic on the long weekend it’s not as good. The traffic and parking along the sides of the road going to the hiking areas at the Hurley summit are out of control and we hope BC Parks does something about it before it turns into a Joffre nightmare! Sharp rocks are still shredding tires. Heavy machinery is still working on the Hurley so please slow down when approaching or passing and remember if you can’t see the operator, they can’t see you. Thanks to Dan Mirabent who sent in some photos from his motorcycle ride over on the long weekend.

It’s great to see drivers helping out other drivers when things go sideways. We received this message today.

Hoping we can get a thank you out to the ‘knights in slightly dented/dusty armour’ who helped us out today. Our leaf spring snapped and severed a brake line on the Hurley and we were stuck. Huge shout out to Challon Ferron who stopped and went out of his way to help us, waiting until he knew the cavalry (aka Ken Archer of Top Gun Towing) was on it’s way. Thanks also to the folks who stopped and took our details to pass on for help. Sometimes the word seems like it’s going to hell in a hand basket and then you meet great folks who go the extra mile to help you.
Thanks!!
Eileen and Michael Keenan

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 & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

Top Gun Towing to the rescue!
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July 31 Update

A request from Scott Holden, one of 4 contractors working on the Hurley to watch out for equipment working, slow down when approaching and make sure it’s safe to pass. If you can’t see the operator, he or she can’t see you. Attached below is a post from the Sea to Sky Facebook page warning people of the sharp rocks shredding tires on the road after the grading last week. Drive safe!

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 & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  Click here to purchase Hurley merchandise.  Thank you for your road updates and support and please slow down and drive responsibly!

Please pass equipment safely
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July 24 Maintenance Update

There are machines on the Hurley brushing and ditching. The extra funding came through for the ditching and brushing and gathering of road material. There are two machines doing the funding work so people should drive safely when they approach them.  The grader was at the Bridge Main at around 1 today. Thanks to SLRD Area A Director Sal Demare for the update and photos.

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 & trucker hats in 3 colours – green/white, black/gold, pink/grey  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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