Highway 3 closed due to rock slide east of Hope

Geotechnical assessment is being done and highway is expected to reopen at 1 p.m.

Highway 3 is still closed 11 kilometres east of Hope in both directions due to a rock slide.

DriveBC is reporting the highway closure is due to rocks on the road between First Avalanche Gate and Sunshine Valley. No vehicles were caught in the slide, according to search and rescue manager Stacey Gauthier with Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue.

Rescuers were initially dispatched Tuesday night over fears that vehicles were caught in the slide, they were later stood down after receiving confirmation that no vehicles were involved.

A geotechnical assessment is happening this morning, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The highway is estimated to reopen at 1 p.m. For the time being, drivers are being told to use Highway 5 or 5A as alternate routes.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

COVID-19 exposure alert at Cactus Club in downtown Kelowna

Interior Health also reported another three cases of COVID-19 tied to Kelowna, bringing the total to 161

Kelowna’s Fall Activity Guide now available online

COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols will be in place at all times to ensure the health and safety of all participants

Wildfire sparked at Stuart Creek near Westside Road

An air tanker has been requested, according to BC Wildfire

UPDATE: House fire spreads to bush off Westside

Small blaze burning near Vernon in Six Mile area

Petition calls on Central Okanagan School District to make masks mandatory

“If masks do not become mandatory in schools, children will get sick” - Sorsha Perry

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

COVID-19 outbreak at South Okanagan farm declared over

There continues to be other community exposure events in the Interior Health region

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

VIDEO: Revelstoke rallies to save snared eagle

Local climber scales tree to save the raptor

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Most Read