Coquihalla Highway 5 closes Saturday for avalanche control

KAMLOOPS - Motorists are advised that the Coquihalla Highway 5 will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, for avalanche control work to ensure the safety of the travelling public. 

The closure is anticipated to last approximately four hours, which will allow crews to conduct helicopter avalanche control to reduce the snowpack in avalanche paths and then clean up any deposits that reach the highway.

Detours are available via Highway 1 at Kamloops and Hope, or via Highway 8 and Highway 1 at Merritt.

Depending on weather conditions, there may be periodic closures on other B.C. highways for avalanche control throughout the weekend.

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC - drivebc.ca - for the most up-to-date information, and are further advised to drive carefully, respecting
road conditions.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure apologizes for any inconvenience.


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