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

Wednesday • December 8, 2021

Updates related to the heavy rains in Fernie in November.

Highway 3 is fully open to the BC Interior from Alberta. Highway 3 between Hope and Princetone is only open to Essential Traffic ONLY. Highway 1 has closures in multiple areas. Go to Drive BC for up-to-date details.

Coal Creek Rd remains closed past Montane trailhead/parking lot due to road and bridge washouts. Morrissey Road is still closed due to road washout past the snowmobile staging areas.

Montane trails are open again.

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

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

Past Local News Stories:

Travel advisories for Elk Valley & KNP -

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 -

Flooding forces detour on Highway 3 east of Fernie -

RDEK issues local State of Emergency -


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