Update: crews work to fix sinkhole east of Sicamous

Paving planned for tomorrow

Update: May 16 3:30 p.m.

Crews are working to repair the sinkhole that damaged a portion of the Trans-Canada Highway 5 kilometres east of Sicamous. Both lanes of the highway are currently open but with a 70 km/h speed limit for the westbound lane.

Paving of the affected area is expected to begin tomorrow. The highway will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic during the paving.


Original story:

Drivers, beware, if you’re heading out on the Trans-Canada Highway near Sicamous.

Drive BC is reporting a sinkhole in the westbound lane, about five kilometres east of Sicamous.

Traffic has been restricted to single lane alternating traffic in the eastbound lane.


@SalmonArm
marthawickett@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

International students hit hard by B.C. tuition fee hikes

Campaign seeks regulatory controls be imposed on post-secondary institutions

Most of Salmon Arm’s Downtown Activity Centre tenants have found new homes

Too little, too late, say those who have been asked to stay, pending a new real estate deal

Salmon Arm, Sicamous to get $3 million for affordable housing projects

Province provides funding for 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes across the province

Crash on Highway 97B near Salmon Arm downs powerlines

Emergency crews responding to a crash south of 10th Avenue SE

Salmon Arm family receives arena dedication for construction support

Bill and Doug Newnes, Newnes Machine recognized for their contribution

Your weekday weather update

Flurries and more rain anticipated for the Okanagan - Shuswap

Canfor to buy 70 per cent stake in Swedish Vida Group for $580 million

The privately held company has nine sawmills in southern Sweden with an annual production capacity of 1.1 billion board feet.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Mixing business and family: Trudeau turns to Singapore ancestors to widen trade

Trudeau’s ancestor, Esther Bernard, born Farquhar (1796-1838) was the daughter of Major-General William Farquhar (1774-1839), the first British Resident and Commandant of Singapore.

Okanagan mentor awarded national Coach of the Year

Penticton’s Rob Kober was named the Jack Donohue Coach of the Year

Baloney Meter: Will tougher penalties for gang members make Canada safer?

Since 2013, gang-related homicides in Canada’s largest cities have almost doubled

Early data suggests no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization: police

Some departments said it’s too early to provide data, others said initial numbers suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Most Read