April 12, 2013 - 11:41 AM
Apr 12, 2013 - 9:27 AM
BLUE RIVER, B.C. - Traffic slowly beginning to move past a rock slide that severed a major highway in southeastern B.C., last Thursday.
One Edmonton-based trucker says boulders as big as pickup trucks tumbled across Highway 5, the Yellowhead Highway, about 13 kilometres south of Blue River.
The route is a major link between southcentral British Columbia and Alberta.
Travellers were stalled on both sides of the slide, about 200 kilometres northeast of Kamloops, overnight but a geo-technical engineer assessed the rock face early Friday morning.
Single-lane, alternating traffic began moving shortly afterward. (CHNL)
News from © The Canadian Press, 2013