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Update: Avalanche debris cleared from Highway 1 near Chase

Update, Friday, Jan. 24, 4:45 p.m.

Drive BC reports avalanche debris has been cleared from Highway 1 near Chase.

Original story:

Highway 1 is closed in both directions east of Chase due to avalanche danger.

DriveBC is reporting a slope assessment to be underway at the bottom of Chase Hill.

The avalanche danger is reportedly between Shuswap Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway frontage road, 1 km east of Chase.

Emergency vehicles is the only traffic allowed through the area.

The estimated time of reopening is not known.

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