Highway 3 Closed - Warming Centre Opened

 UPDATE: DriveBC estimates Highway 3 (Junction 93 to Ski Hill) will reopen at 9:30am MST Feb 10/17. No word yet on Sparwood to BC/AB border.

Freezing rain has resulted in the closure of Highway 3 from the intersection of Highway 3 and 93 (at the ice cream stand) to the BC/Alberta border. A warming centre is being established at the Fernie Community Centre at 901 6 Ave for travellers affected by the road closure.  No word yet on when the road may be reopened.

Conditions are treacherous across much of the East Kootenay and drivers are urged to stay off the roads / highways unless travel is necessary.  Please check DriveBC for road condition updates.