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Massive boulders tumble across Yellowhead Highway, cutting traffic for hours

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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
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