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Expect delays on Trans-Canada during avalanche control today

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REVELSTOKE - Avalanche conditions have led to a province-wide warning this week and crews will undertake control measures along Highway 1 this afternoon.

Highway 1 will be closed east of Revelstoke, near Glacier National Park, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., today, March 30 for avalanche control. There are no detours in the area and motorists can expect delays during that time.

Avalanche Canada issued a special public avalanche warning yesterday. The warning encompasses all of Western Canada, from the Yukon to the United States border and from the Pacific Ocean to the Rockies.

Forecasters are currently rating avalanche risk at moderate to considerable through the area, with pockets of high risk heading into Alberta. Danger levels are expected to increase as the weather warms up and the sun hits unstable slopes.

In addition to delays because of avalanche control today, spring cleaning, including ditching and brushing, is also taking place along Highway 1 and could cause some lane closures and delays. Drive B.C. is also reporting falling ice and wildlife on the road on the sections east of Revelstoke. Debris is being reported near Three Valley Gap west of Revelstoke as well.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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