Highway 1 closed near Field for avalanche control this morning

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FIELD - Warmer weather coupled with precipitation are making snow conditions more sensitive to avalanche in many areas of the province, leading to avalanche control along Highway 1 this morning.

Highway 1 will be closed from Field to the Alberta border for an hour starting at 8:30 a.m. today, March 15. Highway 93 will also be closed from Vermillion Crossing to Castle Mountain for an hour starting at 1 p.m.

Avalanche Canada is forecasting considerable avalanche conditions at higher elevations throughout the region and notes avalanche control will be targeting the Mount Bosworth, Mount Field, Mount Dennis and Mount Whymper areas today.

Drive B.C. is reporting compact snow and slippery sections along the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho National Park. Slippery sections are also being reported through the Shuswap and compact snow with slushy sections is being reported on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt.

For current conditions and closures, check the Drive B.C. website.

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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