Highway 1 is closed for avalanche control. (File)

Highway 1 is closed for avalanche control. (File)

Overnight closure planned for Highway 1 east of Revelstoke

DriveBC is reporting multiple upcoming closures along Highway 1

Highway 1 is closing east of Revelstoke over Rogers Pass for 12 hours.

DriveBC estimates that the road will be closed from 11:45 tonight until tomorrow at noon for avalanche control. Closures are also planned east of Golden, starting at 10 p.m. tonight.

Highway 1 west of Revelstoke will also be closing this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for avalanche control.

Parks Canada is reporting high avalanche risk for Glacier National Park in the backcountry with the risk raising to extreme by tomorrow.

There is a snowfall warning on Highway 1, stretching from Eagle Pass through Revelstoke to Rogers Pass. Up to 25 cm is expected by Saturday.

Temperatures are expected to rise and the snow may turn to rain.

Please check DriveBC for updates.

READ MORE: Nels Nelsen Ski Jump closed due to avalanche risk

READ MORE:Travel advisory issued for Highway 1 over Rogers Pass

READ MORE: Heavy snowfall warning for Revelstoke


 

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