What you need to know about Highway 3 closures today

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PENTICTON - Frustrations are mounting as motorists travelling Highway 3 face delays because of road closures in two locations along the highway today, Nov. 18.

Highway 3 is now open to single lane, alternating traffic following a closure west of Keremeos yesterday afternoon, but another closure at the Skagit Bluffs remains in effect.

The highway was closed for several hours on yesterday, Nov. 17, after a rock slide littered the road with debris approximately nine kilometres west of Keremeos around 4:30 p.m. The highway reopened to single lane, alternating traffic about four hours later. Drive B.C. warns the road could close again without warning.

Further west on Highway 3, around 6 p.m. yesterday evening, downed power lines shut down the road to traffic at Skagit Bluffs, located approximately 50 km east of Hope.

Drive B.C. currently estimates the road to reopen at noon today. Further updates will be available on the Drive B.C. website at 10 a.m. No local detour exists for the closure at Skagit Bluffs.

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