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Section of Trans-Canada to reopen near Spences Bridge

Crews work on Highway 1 at the Jackass Mountain washout site to deploy a temporary Acrow bridge, Dec. 20, 2021.
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A section of the Trans-Canada Highway will partially reopen tomorrow following months of work after landslides destroyed sections of the road.

Highway 1 was closed in multiple locations in November due to the catastrophic flooding and landslides. The Ministry of Transportation reported 15 sites that sustained significant damage along Highway 1.

READ MORE: Flooding, mudslides cut off B.C. Interior from Lower Mainland

In its latest update, Jan. 10, the ministry reported the highway will reopen between Kanaka Bar to Spences Bridge, but will remain closed between Kanaka Bar and Hope.

Record snowfalls and current avalanche risks have also delayed work near Jackass Mountain, south of Lytton, according to the ministry. Work will continue once the risk has subsided.

There will be no limit to vehicle types on the highway but loads will be limited to 25 metres in length.

The ministry is reporting two-hour delays on top of expected travel time.

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