Trans-Canada Highway reopens after avalanche east of Revelstoke, but closes again east of Golden – BC News

UPDATE: 7:40 am

The Trans-Canada Highway may have reopened overnight after an avalanche between Revelstoke and Golden, but was closed again this morning east of Golden.

DriveBC reports that rock works between Golden and Yoho Bridge, four miles east of the community, will close the route until 1 p.m.

An alternate route is available via Highway 95 and Highway 93S, which adds an hour and a half of travel time.


UPDATE: 06:20 am

DriveBC reports that the Trans-Canada Highway has been cleared and reopened as of 12:15 p.m.


UPDATE: 9:59 PM

Highway 1 will remain closed between Golden and Revelstoke due to an earlier avalanche, DriveBC said.

The closure took place on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

DriveBC said the Department of Transportation “will flush traffic within the boundary of the closure during this time, before the road opens to regular traffic.”

A photo sent to Castanet of someone who was stuck in traffic and backing up near the avalanche area shows vehicles departing through a one-lane gap in the snow and debris.

DriveBC said a review is underway and another update will be released at 2am on Wednesday.


UPDATE 4:50 PM

Emcon Services, Selkirk Division posted a photo of the avalanche on social media.

It says that due to avalanche activity near Albert Canyon, the highway is closed until further notice.

The traveling public is advised to stay at home or in the nearest town while the crew works to remove the slide and restore access to Highway 1.


ORIGINAL 3:05 PM

An avalanche has closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden.

According to DriveBC, a review is underway and no redirection is possible.

The next update on the situation is expected at 5 p.m.

This story will be updated as more is known.

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