The pictures reveal Snow Sheds, or Tunnels that are strategically built where avalanche activity is most prevalent. The Connaught Tunnel is the original tunnel built because of the avalanche distruction in this Selkirk Range of mountains(John A. MacDonald had cited that this range was the biggest obstacle in building the railway, yet keeping his commitment to the Province of BC at confederation, the governmewnt etc, persevered on).
The more recently built snow sheds keep the roads viable, drivable and on this particular night the bus driver had to be commended on his veteran bus driving skills. The black ice conditions, the pelting rain, changing to windy snow flurries on winding spiral-like roads ..up and down the mountain side of Roger’s Pass, made for an anxious bunch of passengers. We were relieved to arrive(even at the late hour)in Revelstoke. The weather changed here and the temperatures were warm with a misty rain. The trip to Vernon was uneventful.