BC Highway 5 Road Conditions
Road Conditions Report
|Highway 5, in both directions. Washout between the start of Highway 5 and Exit 286: Merritt for 108.2 km (1 km south of Merritt to Hope). Road closed. Estimated time of opening not available. Detour not available. Damage assessment in progress. Multiple washouts. Next update time Sun Dec 12 at 12:00 PM PST.|
major incident | last updated Sat Dec 4 at 2:40 PM PST.
|Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between McLure Ferry Rd and Mount Olie St for 45.4 km (13 km south of Barriere to 2 km south of Little Fort). Compact snow.|
minor road condition | last updated Tue Dec 7 at 11:04 PM PST. (DBCRCON-109781)
|Highway 5, northbound. Electrical maintenance between River Heights Dr and Lyons Rd for 5.0 km (5 km north of Kamloops to Kamloops). Until Fri Dec 10 at 3:00 PM PST. From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST on weekdays. Right lane closed.|
minor construction | last updated Wed Nov 24 at 11:24 AM PST.
|Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between Exit 315: Helmer Rd and West Kamloops for 32.4 km (8 km north of Surrey Lake Summit to Kamloops).|
minor road condition | last updated Tue Dec 7 at 11:04 PM PST. (DBCRCON-109711)
|Highway 5. Compact ice between McMurphy Pullout; SA Boundary and the end of Highway 5 for 166.6 km (18 km south of Avola to Tete Jaune). Watch for slippery sections. Snowing.|
minor road condition | last updated Tue Dec 7 at 6:43 PM PST. (DBCRCON-109829)
|Highway 5. Watch for slippery sections between Webb Rd and Wire Cache Rest Area for 81.1 km (2 km south of Little Fort to 18 km south of Avola).|
minor road condition | last updated Tue Dec 7 at 11:04 PM PST. (DBCRCON-109828)
The Southern Yellowhead highway is the name for the northern section of Highway 5.
Highway 5 follows the North Thompson River north from Kamloops along a parallel course with the Canadian National Railway. It passes the road to Adams Lake before entering the town Barriere. North of Barriere it goes past the highway 24 junction in Little Fort. North of Little Fort, while continuing to follow the North Thompson River and the CN Railway, Highway 5 reaches Clearwater. From Clearwater Highway 5 proceeds northeast through Vavenby and Avola going to Blue River. heading through the Columbia Mountains to Valemount and Tête Jaune Cache and then crosses the Fraser River after which it immediately meets Highway 16.