Machines work to clear avalanche debris off the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. (Twitter/EmconD)

UPDATED: Hwy. 1 reopens west of Revelstoke

Was closed early Sunday evening due to high avalanche hazard

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.:

Highway 1 has reopened west of Revelstoke following a closure late Sunday afternoon.

DriveBC reported the road was closed in both directions due to a high avalanche hazard.

A tweet from Emcon’s Selkirk Division on Sunday showed pictures of machinery cleaning up avalanche debris in a 22km-long section of road 32km to 54km west of Revelstoke on Hwy. 1.

DriveBC is now reporting that the road will be closed from 16km to 26km west of Revelstoke for avalanche debris removal between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Delays up to 20 minutes are expected.

On Monday, the road will be closed from 7km to 26km west of Revelstoke for avalanche control between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. No detour will be available.

ORIGINAL: A high avalanche hazard has forced the closure of Highway 1 west of Revelstoke late Sunday afternoon.

DriveBC is reporting that the Trans-Canada Highway is closed from 7 km to 26 km west of Revelstoke. There is no detour available.

DriveBC says the next update will be at 8 p.m.

For current road conditions, go to drivebc.ca.

 

Highway 1 was closed from 7 km to 26 km west of Revelstoke due to a high avalanche hazard Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC Cams)

Just Posted

UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball falls to WolfPack

The Heat’s Brennan Goski closed his career to graduate in spring

UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball players close out career

The 3 volleyball stars will graduate in spring

Coyotes baseball team opens season in Las Vegas

The team will play 14 games in 12 days

A new name for Rutland? A social media post sparks debate

It seems the name of the Kelowna neighbourhood is a hot topic

Okanagan College boasts second LEED Platinum award

The college earned it’s second award for the new trades building in Kelowna

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The can’t decide the pipeline’s fate until a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

B.C. communities push back against climate change damages campaign

Activists copying California case that was tossed out of court

Most Read