UPDATE: Highway 3 open, Drive BC says

Drive BC is reporting Highway 3 is closed this morning between Princeton and Hope due to avalanch hazard.
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PENTICTON - An avalanche hazard that prompted the closure of Highway 3 on Thursday has eased.

Drive BC is reporting this morning, Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 a.m. the highway has reopened in both directions.

Motorists should expect delays due to congestion.

For more details, see the Drive B.C. website.

— This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2017, and again at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 10 to provide additional information from Drive BC about the reopening  of the highway.

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