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Icy conditions west of Alberta/BC border

Icy conditions west of Alberta/BC border
Plan ahead for single-lane alternating traffic at the border as poor driving conditions continue.
Plan ahead for single-lane alternating traffic at the border as poor driving conditions continue.
IMAGE: Drive BC
Webcam photo of Highway 3 Tuesday morning at the Elko turnoff reveals a sheen on the road surface.
IMAGE: Drive BC
Webcam photo of Highway 3 Tuesday morning at the Elko turnoff reveals a sheen on the road surface.

Icy conditions west of Alberta/BC border

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Community Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Community Reporter
January 23, 2024
January 23, 2024

Extremely icy road conditions overnight near the British Columbia-Alberta border resulted in at least two vehicles sliding off Highway 3 east of Sparwood.

According to Drive BC, the incidents occurred between Michel Creek Road and the Carbon Creek Bridge. 

Elk Valley RCMP confirm there were no serious injuries.

RCMP in Crowsnest Pass are urging drivers travelling west to use extreme caution.

At one point overnight, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure closed a section of the highway. Traffic coming from Alberta was stopped at Coleman, while eastbound vehicles were halted at Sparwood.

Freezing rain had been in the forecast overnight, but there’s no indication if that was a contributing factor.

Traffic in the area has been reduced to single-lane alternating traffic.

Road conditions in the area remain poor.

 

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Extremely icy road conditions overnight near the British Columbia-Alberta border resulted in at least two vehicles sliding off Highway 3 east of Sparwood.

According to Drive BC, the incidents occurred between Michel Creek Road and the Carbon Creek Bridge. 

Elk Valley RCMP confirm there were no serious injuries.

RCMP in Crowsnest Pass are urging drivers travelling west to use extreme caution.

At one point overnight, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure closed a section of the highway. Traffic coming from Alberta was stopped at Coleman, while eastbound vehicles were halted at Sparwood.

Freezing rain had been in the forecast overnight, but there’s no indication if that was a contributing factor.

Traffic in the area has been reduced to single-lane alternating traffic.

Road conditions in the area remain poor.

 

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