UPDATE: Debris cleared after rock slide on Highway 5

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

KAMLOOPS — A rock slide that completely closed Highway 5 south of Barriere this morning has been cleared.

Drive B.C. says the highway was fully closed for several hours but one lane was to be opened around 9:30 a.m. to alternating traffic. By about 2:20 p.m. both lanes were reopened to traffic.

North of Barriere construction has a portion of the highway down to single lane alternating traffic as well.

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-This story was updated at 2:26 p.m., April 3, 2014.

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