Road Conditions to San Josef Bay - August 31, 2018

WFP has resumed logging in Holberg.  Expect heavy logging traffic headed into the weekend.  They are hauling from km 16.5 and km 18,5 on San Jo Main.  The logging companies have not been logging on the long weekends, this coming weekend should be relatively quiet. The south end of Nahwitti lake has been logged.  If you haven’t seen logging up close, pull over at the pullout at the south end of the lake and take a look. The San Jo road will be closed at the 15 km bridge from Tuesday September 4-7 and September 11-14.  Raft cove and Palmerston are not affected by the closure.

The Holberg road from KM 2-10 has recently been graded, but the rest of the Holberg road is the roughest it has been all season!  From km 10-30 expect a very bumpy ride and secure any items tied down. We have been slowing down to 10 km/h in some sections! The radio channel for the Holberg road is RR 5.  Not all of the trucks have been calling out their positions and have been driving in the middle of the road. Watch out around blind corners.

NE 60 from the turn off all the way to NE Main has been graded and and there are very sharp rocks exposed.  We have seen multiple small vehicles with flats in this section the past few days. Drive slow and avoid the bigger rocks.  Other sections are still very rough with sharp rock exposed. WFP has recently added some new information signs at the top of the hill.  Stop on your way and take a look. We have been driving at very low speeds through this section.

If you encounter a logging truck, be prepared to back up to the last pullout.  The shoulders are very steep and soft. Do not attempt to move to the side of the road, you will get stuck. The radio channel for this section is RR 36 until the WFP shop in Holberg. From the shop on to San Jo and Ronning main, the channel is RR 21.

San Josef Main is rough but in pretty good shape overall.  Watch for unexpected potholes along this stretch as well as Raft Cove.  We have seen three vehicles blow their oil pans and had to abandon their vehicles this season!  We have been seeing a mom and two cubs from KM 6-8 pretty regularly so keep a close eye out!   

The road to Raft Cove and Cape Palmerston is very rough and getting grown in.  Watch out for potholes, some of the potholes are deeper than they appear and can harm lower clearance vehicles.  The radio channel for this section of roads is RR 21 from the WFP shop on.

Drive Safe!