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Highway 33 in Joe Rich reopens following washout

A file photo of the washout along Highway 33.
Image Credit: Drive BC
June 16, 2020 - 10:49 AM

After a washout closed Highway 33 just east of Kelowna last week, the road has reopened.

Highway maintenance contractor AIM Roads reported yesterday, June 15, that Highway 33 between Three Forks Road and Philpott Road had reopened with speed restrictions in place.

The washout was reported June 10, and the cause is believed to be ground saturation, according to the Ministry of Transportation.

"The cause of the washout appears to be groundwater saturating the ground beneath the road, resulting in the fill and road surface washing out," according to a statement issued by the ministry.

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