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UPDATE: Highway 12 near Lytton reopens following rock slide

FILE PHOTO - A rock slide on Highway 12 about 10 kilometres north of Lytton Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 had closed the route in both directions. The highway reopened to single lane, alternating traffic this afternoon, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.
Image Credit: Ministry of Transportation via Twitter
December 14, 2015 - 3:20 PM

MERRITT – The highway between Lytton and Lillooett has reopened after a rock slide closed the route on Sunday.

Highway 12 reopened to single lane, alternating traffic about 10 kilometres north of Lytton this afternoon, Dec. 14, according to Drive B.C. The highway is expected to be fully open by 5 p.m.

A geotechnical assessment was done after crews did some blasting and scaling on the rock face.

For the latest updates on Highway 12 and road conditions across the province go to the Drive B.C. website.

The location of a rock slide which closed Highway 12 north of Lytton for over 24 hours.
The location of a rock slide which closed Highway 12 north of Lytton for over 24 hours.
Image Credit: Drive B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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