February 18, 2015 - 11:13 AM
VERNON - Highway 6 is shut down in both directions one kilometre west of the Needles Ferry, due to a mud slide.
According to Drive B.C., there is a detour available on Barnes Creek Forest Service Road.
As of 3 a.m. Feb. 19, road assessment was still in progress and there was no estimated time of reopening. The next update from Drive B.C. is expected at 8 a.m. Thursday.
The event comes on the heels of another mudslide earlier this week on Highway 97 A between Grindrod and Sicamous.
You can check Drive B.C. for updates throughout the day.
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—This story was updated at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 18 to change the main photo and add new information about the road closure, and again at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 19 to include further information.
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