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Mud slide shuts down Highway 6 near Needles Ferry crossing

Cracks on Highway 6 near the Needles Ferry are being assessed by the Ministry of Transportation after a mudslide Wednesday, Feb. 18.
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February 18, 2015 - 11:13 AM

VERNON - Highway 6 is shut down in both directions one kilometre west of the Needles Ferry, due to a mud slide.

According to Drive B.C., there is a detour available on Barnes Creek Forest Service Road. 

As of 3 a.m. Feb. 19, road assessment was still in progress and there was no estimated time of reopening. The next update from Drive B.C. is expected at 8 a.m. Thursday. 

The event comes on the heels of another mudslide earlier this week on Highway 97 A between Grindrod and Sicamous.

You can check Drive B.C. for updates throughout the day.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

—This story was updated at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 18 to change the main photo and add new information about the road closure, and again at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 19 to include further information. 

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