July 07, 2013 - 4:17 PM
UPDATE: 3:38 p.m. July 7, 2013
The TransCanada highway 10 km west of Revelstoke has reopened. Drive BC is warning travelers to expect high volumes and delays as the backlog of traffic going east and west is cleared out.
UPDATE: 3 p.m. July 7, 2013
The estimated time of reopening is now between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
UPDATE: 2 p.m. July 7, 2013
The Ministry of Highways, through their Drive BC website, has updated the estimated time of reopening.
Drive BC now says crews hope to have the TransCanada 10 km west of Revelstoke open between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
12:48 p.m. July 7, 2013
REVELSTOKE - Drivers heading back to Alberta after a weekend of sun and fun in the Thompson-Okanagan will have to use a much longer route this afternoon.
Highway #1 is closed in both directions about 10 km west of Revelstoke.
Drive BC says there are no local detours. The estimated time of reopening is between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. today.
There are reports that the crash is fatal in nature, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
The only way to get to Alberta this afternoon is Highway #3 in southern B.C. or Highway #5 north to Highway #16.
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