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UPDATE: Trans Canada Highway reopens between Kamloops and the coast after rock and mud slides

February 17, 2017 - 1:51 PM

KAMLOOPS - Drivers on Highway 1 are going to find problems both west and east of Kamloops.

To the west rockslides closed the highway in two locations, near Lytton and near Cache Creek, according to Drive B.C. Both locations were reopend after geotechnical assessments.

The section near Lytton has been fully reopened and Drive B.C. doesn't list any current blocakge, while the section near Cache Creek is reduced to single lane, alternating traffic.

Other highways in the Spences Bridge area are also experiencing issues because of mud and rock slides as well. Highways 8 and 12 all currently closed after recent slides. Highway 99 is open to single alternating traffic due to a wash out, according to Drive B.C.

To the east, 28 kilometres west of Salmon Arm, a vehicle incident closed the highway earlier today, but traffic is moving again. Currently the road is single lane, alternating traffic.

Drive B.C. is listing multiple warnings along the highway for poor road conditions, including black ice, mud and rocks between Jackass Mountain Summit and Spencer Bridge and slippery sections between Sorrento and Revelstoke.

— This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. Feb. 17, 2017 to update road conditions.


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