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Kamloops Road ReportsHighway 3 – Road Condition
Highway 3. Heavy rain between Junction Rd and BC/AB Border for 81.2 km (1 km west of Elko to British Columbia and Alberta Border). Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:56 PM MDT. (DBCRCON-33135)Highway 43 – Road Condition
Highway 43. Heavy rain between the start of Highway 43 and Alpine Way for 33.7 km (Sparwood to Elkford). Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:54 PM MDT. (DBCRCON-33133)Highway 1 – Incident
Highway 1. Stalled vehicle at Exit 87: Clearbrook Rd (Abbotsford). Road is open to traffic. Vehicle is off roadway, visual distraction only. Next update time Mon Oct 21 at 5:15 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:46 PM PDT. (DBC-12876)Highway 1 – Both Directions – Future Planned
Highway 1, in both directions. Bridge maintenance planned between Old Sicamous Rd and Gill Ave for 0.5 km (Sicamous). Starting Wed Oct 23 until Tue Nov 5. From 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM PDT on weekdays and Saturday. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Expect 20 minute delays. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:40 PM PDT. (DBC-12875)Highway 3 – Road Condition
Highway 3. Watch for slippery sections between 68th Ave and Mannix Rd for 39.8 km (Christina Lake to 24 km west of Castlegar). Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:33 PM PDT. (DBCRCON-33145)Highway 3 – Road Condition
Highway 3. Slushy sections between Gowrie St and Bluff St for 26.0 km (2 km west of Eholt Summit to Grand Forks). Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:30 PM PDT. (DBCRCON-33142)Highway 1 – Both Directions – Road Condition
Highway 1, in both directions. Heavy rain between Cornwall Rd and Old Cariboo Rd for 9.6 km (Cache Creek to 1 km east of Ashcroft). Potential for debris flows. No stopping during rainfall between Cornwall Rd. & Old Cariboo Rd.
Plan for Highway closure in event of heavy rain. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:23 PM PDT. (DBC-12861)
Highway 6 EW. Slushy with slippery sections between Monashee Summit and Fauquier Lower Rd for 40.2 km (Monashee Summit to Needles). Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:23 PM PDT. (DBCRCON-33139)Highway 1 – Future Planned
Highway 1. Geotechnical investigation planned between Little River Rd and Lindberg Rd (13 km east of Chase). Starting Fri Oct 25 at 8:00 AM PDT until Fri Oct 25 at 5:00 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:21 PM PDT. (DBC-12874)Highway 97 – Future Planned
Highway 97. Utility work planned between Buff Frontage Rd and Mill Rd (20 km west of Falkland). Starting Fri Oct 25 at 10:30 AM PDT until Fri Oct 25 at 12:00 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:18 PM PDT. (DBC-12873)Highway 97A – Future Planned
Highway 97A. Bridge construction planned between the start of Highway 97A and Greenhow Rd (26 km south of Enderby). Starting Fri Oct 25 at 12:00 PM PDT until Fri Oct 25 at 4:00 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:12 PM PDT. (DBC-12872)Highway 1 – Both Directions – Future Planned
Highway 1, in both directions. Bridge maintenance planned between Griffin Lake Avalanche Gate and Three Valley Avalanche Gate for 4.0 km (18 to 22 km west of Revelstoke). Starting Tue Oct 22 at 6:00 AM PDT until Tue Oct 22 at 1:00 PM PDT. Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:11 PM PDT. (DBC-12871)Highway 1 – Future Planned
Highway 1. Bridge maintenance planned between Tappen Valley Rd and Old Hatchery Rd (Tappen). Starting Wed Oct 23 at 9:00 AM PDT until Wed Oct 23 at 1:00 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 4:04 PM PDT. (DBC-12870)Highway 1 – Eastbound – Future Planned
Highway 1, eastbound. Road maintenance work planned at Exit 92 (Abbotsford). Starting Sat Nov 2 at 7:00 AM PDT until Sat Nov 2 at 11:00 AM PDT. Right lane will be closed. The work is to replace flags on poles at Hwy 1 and Sumas Way. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 3:52 PM PDT. (DBC-12869)Highway 7 – Westbound – Incident
Highway 7, westbound. Vehicle incident at Pitt River Bridge (Port Coquitlam). Expect delays. Left and centre lanes are blocked. Next update time Mon Oct 21 at 4:00 PM PDT. Last updated Mon Oct 21 at 3:05 PM PDT. (DBC-12867)
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Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia in Canada, located at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district’s offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 85,678 residents in 2011.
The climate of Kamloops is semi-arid due to its rain shadow location. Because of milder winters and aridity, the area west of Kamloops in the lower Thompson River valley falls within Köppen climate classification BWk climate. Kamloops gets short cold snaps where temperatures can drop to around ?20°C (?4°F) when Arctic air manages to cross the Rockies and Columbia Mountains into the Interior.
The January mean temperature is ?2.8°C (27°F). That average sharply increases with an average maximum temperature of 4.3°C (40°F) in February. The average number of days below ?10°C (14°F) per year is 19.9 as recorded by Environment Canada.
Although Kamloops is located above 50° north latitude, summers are warmer than in many places at lower latitudes, with prevailing dry and sunny weather. Daytime humidity is generally under 40% in the summer, sometimes dropping below 20% after a dry spell, which allows for substantial nighttime cooling. Occasional summer thunderstorms can create dry-lightning conditions, sometimes igniting forest fires which the area is prone to.
Kamloops lies in the rain shadow leeward of the Coast Mountains and is biogeographically connected to similar semi-desert areas in the Okanagan region, and a much larger area covering the central/eastern portions of Washington, Oregon and intermontane areas of Nevada, Utah and Idaho in the US.
These areas of relatively similar climate have many distinctive native plants and animals in common, such as ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), prickly pear cactus (Opuntia fragilis in this case), rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis), black widow spiders and Lewis’s woodpecker.
The hottest temperature ever recorded at the airport, 40.7°C (105°F), occurred on 13 July 2014; the hottest reliably accurate temperature ever recorded within the city, 41.7°C (107°F), occurred first on 27 July 1939 and again two years later on 16 July 1941.