(AIM Roads)

Avalanches and rockslides close B.C. highways overnight

Drive BC issues travel advisories

Following a large snowstorm affecting much of the Southern Interior, Drive BC has provided a list of highway closures and travel advisories for drivers heading into the weekend:

Highway 1 – traffic affected in both directions

  • A travel advisory, provided by Drive BC, is in effect between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass where large deposits of snow are expected. Drivers should anticipate delays due to weather and possible closures for avalanche control throughout the corridor.
  • A rock slide between Anderson River Mainline and Cottonwood Road has led to a road closure for 7 km. An estimated time of opening not available but an assessment in progress.
  • Avalanche control work and subsequent road closure is planned between Griffin Lake Avalanche Gate and Boulder Mountain avalanche gate for 18.2 km. The work starts Friday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Avalanche control work and a subsequent road closure is planned between Townley St and 14th St N for 142.5 km (Revelstoke to Golden) until Friday, Dec. 20 at 1 a.m.

Highway 1 – Traffic affected in one direction

  • Avalanche control work and a subsequent road closure is planned between Golden Donald Upper Rd and Ten Mile Hill Truck Stop Rd for 15.1 km. The work starts Friday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Highway 3 – Traffic affected in both directions

  • A vehicle recovery has blocked all lanes between Moyie Wards Bridge and Moyie Swansea Bridge.

Highway 4 – Traffic affected in both directions

  • Construction work and subsequent road closures will take place between Toquart Bay Rd and Nahmit FSR; Upper Taylor Main FSR until Saturday, Dec. 21. Construction times range from 1 to 4 a.m., 5 to 7 a.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Highway 5 – Traffic affected one way

  • Vehicle incident between Hope and Merritt has caused a road closure in the northbound lane. An assessment is in progress but an estimated time of opening has not been determined. Drivers should expect heavy snowfall and limited visibility.
  • A travel advisory is in effect between Hope and Merritt due to limited visibility caused by snowfall. Snow which is expected to continue falling through the day with 70-80 cm expected. Drivers will experience extended delays/closures throughout the day while crews clear snow. Drive BC states travel not recommended unless absolutely necessary and recommends that drivers consider alternate travel plans.

@CameronJHT
Cameron.thomson@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases in the region is at 533

More wildfire smoke to fill the Okanagan

The smoke is coming from wildfires in California but is expected to be much lighter

Documentary to celebrate the Shuswap’s music scene

Local initiative to feature several of the region’s artists

Former Shuswap resident’s book describes how child’s death transforms mother’s life

Destanne Norris to hold book signings in Vernon and Salmon Arm

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Guns seized in relation to southeast Kelowna murder investigation

RCMP seized several firearms from a West Kelowna home on Tuesday

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

Okanagan man accused of attacking two young boys back in court

Brian Lamb will remain behind bars until at least Oct. 14

U.S. boater fined $1,000 for violation of Quarantine Act

49-year-old man entered Canada to visit girlfriend in Surrey

Revelstoke source of clue on Jeopardy

The prompt challenged knowledge of both art and wildlife in the area

Most Read