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Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke

Winter driving conditions at Albert Canyon.
Image Credit: Drive B.C.
November 17, 2015 - 6:52 AM

REVELSTOKE - An early morning crash has closed the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions east of Revelstoke.

Drive B.C. is reporting both directions closed 32 kilometres east of Revelstoke due to a vehicle incident just after 6 a.m. No detours are available.

Compact snow with slippery sections and limited visibility with blowing snow is being reported on the highway from Revelstoke to the west boundary of Glacier National Park. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the section of highway, warning of heavy snow today. A total snowfall of 15 to 25 centimetres expected at the higher elevations from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass today.

The highway is expected to reopen around noon. Full updates can be found on the Drive B.C. website.

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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