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BC floods, Fernie updates, Highway 3 to Fernie is open

Monday • November 22, 2021

Heavy rains in Fernie on November 14th & 15th. Coal Creek Rd & Morrissey Rd still closed.

Montane and Fernie Ridge (aka Ridgemont) Trails are back open again after a massive effort from the Coal Creek Heritage Society!

Weather has cleared up and repairs are underway. Highway 3 is fully open to the Interior from Alberta (previous Dicken Road detour no longer in place). Winter driving conditions in effect.  Highway 3 between Manning Park and Sunshine Valley is only open to Essential Traffic ONLY. Highway 1 has closures in multiple areas. Go to Drive BC for up-to-date details.

There are no travel or supply restrictions in Fernie or most of southeast BC, business as usual.  Restrictions are specific to hardest hit areas in the Okanagan, southwest and coastal areas of BC.

Coal Creek Road in Fernie is still closed to traffic due to rains washing out sections of road and bridges, read more on local closures. Residents on Cokato Road now have access again.

Drive BC - highway and road reports. Fernie is located along Highway 3 close to the Alberta and USA border.

Emergency BC

BC Govt State of Emergency & Updates

City of Fernie updates

Regional District updates

Fernie Trails Alliance - Facebook Page

Local News Stories:

Travel advisories for Elk Valley & KNP - E-Know.ca

Evacuation alert issued for 11 properties near Hosmer, east of Fernie - Fernie Free Press

Flooding, detours and an evacuation - Fernie Free Press

Heavy rains lead to localized flooding - E-Know.ca

Flooding forces detour on Highway 3 east of Fernie - E-Know.ca

RDEK issues local State of Emergency - MyEastKootenayNow.com

 

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