Road conditions in the Houston area

Update on which roads are safe after first snowfall of the season

Like clockwork, The snow started coming down in Burns Lake and the surrounding area right as the calendar turned to November. After a light snowfall on the evening of Nov. 1, we have an update on what to watch out for in terms of bad road conditions.

According to the Drive B.C. website, there are slippery conditions and compact snow between between Wakefield Rd and 6 Mile Hill Brackecheck for approximately 70 km. The stretch goes from Topley to Telkwa.

There are also wet conditions along Highway 118, between Highway 16 and Granisle.

To the south of Burns Lake, watch for slippery conditions from the start of Highway 35 and the end of Highway 35 for 23.4 km, between Burns Lake and North Bank. According to the Drive B.C. website, there is compact snow and wet spots all along the highway as of 7:00 am on Nov. 2.

There is also a warning for slippery roads for a 70 km stretch along Highway 16 between Burns Lake and Fraser Lake.

Winter tires are required on most routes in B.C. from Oct. 1 to Apr. 30.

READ MORE: Winter tires could be hard to come by in Burns Lake

READ MORE: Highway 16 traffic safety update

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Eddie Huband
Multimedia Reporter
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