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UPDATE: TransCanada west of Revelstoke is open

A crash has closed the TransCanada in both directions 10 km west of Revelstoke.
Image Credit: SOURCE/Drive BC
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.

To contact the reporter for this story email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 491-0331.

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