Traffic flowing again on Highway 1 in eastern B.C. to Alberta after rock slide

FILE PHOTO - Construction equipment sit buried by a rock slide that closed the Trans-Canada Highway west of Field, B.C. in this handout photo. One lane of the Trans Canada Highway in eastern British Columbia leading to Alberta reopened, Thursday night, Oct. 27, 2016.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Parks Canada

FIELD, B.C. - One lane of the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern British Columbia leading to Alberta has reopened.

The highway was closed in both directions since Monday, when a rock slide occurred when crews were working on drilling holes for explosives 16 kilometres west of Field.

Two workers were caught in the slide and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Lindsay McPherson of Parks Canada says the highway reopened to single lane alternating traffic at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

She says flagging personnel were on site and there are speed reductions in place.

Crews are continuing to work to restore two-way traffic as soon as it is safe to do so.


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