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UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after mudslide near Spences Bridge

FILE PHOTO - A previous mudslide near Lytton along Highway 1.
Image Credit: Twitter/BC Transportation
September 18, 2021 - 9:28 AM

The Trans-Canada Highway has reopened this afternoon following a mudslide.

Yesterday, the province warned drivers that the highway would be closed as of 4 p.m. as heavy rain increased the risk of landslides on Highway 1 between Spences Bridge and Lytton.

DriveB.C. announced this morning a mudslide caused the road's closure. It has since reopened by drivers are being warned to drive with caution, according to DriveB.C.

Heavy rain has affected areas weakened by wildfire, according to the province.

"Additional provincial roads and highways may be affected by landslide events. Drivers should expect to encounter debris along any burnt areas and are advised to plan alternative routes, as further closures may happen with limited notice," according to the province.

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