Rough Roads near Brisco, Radium

Highway 93 closed until at least tomorrow, 95 looking slippery.

Drivers heading out-of-valley today will face some rough conditions and one outright delay, according to DriveBC.

The road through Kootenay National Park continued to be closed to traffic heading both into B.C. and towards Alberta, due to a high risk of avalanches and heavy snowfall.

According to an update from Parks Canada, Highway 93 South is closed from Radium Hot Springs to Castle Junction at the Trans-Canada Highway for the remainder of the day, and is currently slated to reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Highway 93 North is closed from the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise to Jasper for the remainder of the day, and should open a 3p.m. In both cases a “low confidence level” is noted for those opening times.

“Parks Canada’s decision to close sections of Highway 93 was made with visitor safety first in mind, and is necessary to protect drivers and travellers from avalanche hazards and to allow for avalanche control work,” said spokeswoman Sarah Fabbri in a release.

Meanwhile, DriveBC is also reporting slippery sections and pools of water on the highway between Golden and Brisco, affecting drivers travelling in both directions on Highway 95.