A mudslide has closed Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. - Image Credit: Facebook/Laura Jane Johnston‎

UPDATE: Highway 1 remains closed after mudslide

DriveBC reports an estimated time of opening is still unavailable as an assessment in progress.

UPDATE 9 a.m.

Highway 1 remains closed in both directions five kilometres east of Canoe after a mudslide Monday evening.

An estimated time of opening is still unavailable as an assessment in progress.

Another update from highway crews is expected at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Reports online indicate it was raining heavily in the area at the time of the slide. Several cars can seen in the photo above on either side of the mudslide.

Motorists are being encouraged to take Highway 97A and Highway 97B as an alternative route.

The Shuswap has been plagued by heavy rains, a mudslide last week took out two homes on the other side of Shuswap Lake. In March, a smaller slide closed Highway 97A.

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Update: 6:15 a.m. Tuesday April 18

The Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous remains closed in both directions five kilometres east of Canoe because of a mudslide.

The estimated time of opening is currently unavailable, and a Ministry of Transportation assessment is in progress.

The alternate route is Highway 97B and Highway 97A.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Update: 11:40 p.m. April 17

Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Sicamous remains closed, possibly until late Tuesday morning.

Drive BC reports no estimate available when road will reopen as assessments of the mudslide and roadway are ongoing.

However, Shuswap Scanner states the highway maintenance contractor estimates it could be late morning Tuesday before the highway is open in order for a geotechnician to assess the area.

More information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, motorists are being encouraged to take Highway 97A and Highway 97B.

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ORIGINAL: APRIL 17 – 9:15 p.m.

A mudslide has shut down Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Sicamous.

The slide at about 8:30 p.m. shut the highway in both directions about eight kilometres east of the Canoe mill.

Emergency crews are on scene and a local tow company is helping remove stuck vehicles.

Reports online indicate it was raining heavily in the area at the time of the slide. Several cars can seen in the photo above on either side of the mudslide.

DriveBC reports highway crews are en route. There is no estimated time of reopening.

Motorists are being encouraged to take Highway 97A and Highway 97B as an alternative route.

The Shuswap has been plagued by heavy rains, a mudslide last week took out two homes on the other side of Shuswap Lake. In March, a smaller slide closed Highway 97A.

Send your best news tips, photo and video by clicking the Contact tab at the top of the page.

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