Highway 3 closure west of Keremeos expected to reopen at 9 p.m.,but no word on closure at Skagit Bluffs

Highway 3 is closed nine kilometres west of Keremeos due to a rock slide.
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PENTICTON - Driving to the Lower Mainland, already difficult due to snow in mountain passes today, just got more so for residents of the South Okanagan.

Drive B.C. is reporting the closure of Highway 3 nine kilometres west of Keremeos due to a rock slide.

The highway is closed in both directions. No information regarding detours is available at this time.

The latest information, issued at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.17 estimates the road will re-open at 9 p.m.

However, DriveBC has also reported at 6 p.m. November 17,  Highway 3 is also  closed at Skagit Bluffs due to a power line down. An assessment is in progress. Time of re-opening for that portion of the highway, between Princeton and Hope, is still unknown at this time.

Check the Drive B.C. website for regular updates.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

This story was updated at 6:12 p.m, and again at 7:45 p.m.. November 17 to include information on the Skagit Bluff closure on Highway 3.

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