Highway 93 through Kootenay National Park reopens

Motorists are warned the route could still be subject to closures this weekend because of ongoing fire activity.

Motorists warned route could still be subject to closures this weekend because of ongoing fire activity

Smoke blows across Highway 93 on Monday night. The road opened again Friday, but motorists are warned to be ready for intermittent closures this weekend. (Meghan Grant/CBC)

Just in time for the weekend, Highway 93 south through southeastern B.C. has once again opened to traffic.

The wildfire in Kootenay National Park forced the highway's closure earlier this week.

Motorists are warned the route could still be subject to closures this weekend because of ongoing fire activity and a forecast of hot weather, low humidity and sustained wind for the area.

The portion of Highway 93 South from the Painted Pots to Olive Lake is a no-stopping zone for the safety of both the public and firefighters.

Drivers are being asked to plan ahead and Park Canada recommends travelling between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. when fire activity is more likely to be reduced.  

Consult DriveBC and Alberta511 for alternate routes and up-to-date information.