Highway 1 west of Revelstoke is now open to single-lane alternating traffic west of Revelstoke and fully open east.
The Trans-Canada Highway was closed overnight due to flooding west of Revelstoke and congestion between Revelstoke and Golden.
The road closed Thursday, July 2 at about 8 a.m.
Photos posted to Twitter by the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Rocky Mountain Division show heavy equipment on scene, clearing ditches as a curtain of water and debris flows across the highway at the flooding site west of Revelstoke.
Drone photos of the flooding situation on #BCHwy1 west of #Revelstoke. Road still closed. Estimated time of opening not available. Detour not available. Work in progress. Probability of opening tonight is low. Next update Fri Jul 3 at 5 AM PDT: https://t.co/xejCLgbIF8@DriveBC pic.twitter.com/WTmCeyFEnK
— Rocky Mountain District (@TranBCRockyMtn) July 3, 2020
DriveBC is also reporting major delays for the Needles Ferry off of Highway 6. There is an estimated four-sailing wait for the ferry.
Highway 1 could reopen between Golden and Revelstoke to single lane traffic, later Friday. No detour is available.
The next update from DriveBC is at noon.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) July 3, 2020