March 28, 2014 - 3:05 PM
LAKE COUNTRY – Traffic is flowing unimpeded on Highway 97 through Lake Country following the threat of a landslide on the new strech of roadway.
The RCMP closed the highway and the Pelmewash Parkway, the old section of Highway 97, around 1:30 p.m. Friday so the stability of the rock face could be assessed.
By 2 p.m., the Pelmewash Parkway was re-opened and about 45 minutes later traffic was flowing on the northbound lanes.
The instability is on a portion of the hillside blasted during construction of the four lane section of highway.
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- The story was updated at 3:04 p.m. to include the complete re-opening of Highway 97.
- This story was updated at 2:52 p.m. to include the re-opening of the northbound lanes of Highway 97.
- This story was updated at 2:02 p.m. to include the re-opening of the Pelmewash Parkway.
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