VIDEO: How we deal with rock slides in B.C.

Image Credit: B.C. Ministry of Transportation via Facebook

LYTTON - A rock slide on Highway 12 between Lytton and Lillooet on the weekend shut down the highway, but with a little drilling and blasting crews were able to reopen the roadway Monday.

The rock slide was discovered Sunday, Dec. 13, and by Monday afternoon a single lane had opened to alternating traffic. By the end of the day Monday all lanes were reopened, but not before crews took care of blasting and drilling the 60 cubic metres of rock on the road and in the ditch.

B.C. Ministry of Transportation says the largest boulder was at least four cubic metres and blocked both lanes.

Take a look at the video below to see just what it takes to clear large boulders from our highways when they fall.



Drilling and blasting were needed after rockfall closed Highway 12, on Sunday, Dec. 13. There was about 40 cubic... Posted by BC Transportation and Infrastructure on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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