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Rock slide closes highway near Chase

Fallen rock on Highway One Friday, Feb. 24 closed the road briefly while Ministry of Highways cleared the road and assessed the rock face for further sliding. - Photo contributed
Fallen rock on Highway One Friday, Feb. 24 closed the road briefly while Ministry of Highways cleared the road and assessed the rock face for further sliding.
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Chase RCMP Sergeant Gary Heebner reports that the Trans-Canada Highway was closed on Friday, Feb. 24 due to a rock slide.

The fall took place about 11:30 a.m. two kilometres east of Chase. The highway was closed briefly in both directions while crews worked to clear the rock.

Ministry of Highways was on scene shortly afterward, and geo-technical engineers were brought in to examine the rock face. The highway was soon open in both directions.

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