UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens

Traffic is again open on the highway near the Alberta border.

The Trans-Canada Highway has re-opened following an early morning avalanche near Field that blocked both lanes.

The road is open to traffic again.

An avalanche at 3:20 a.m. Mountain Standard Time closed the Trans-Canada at Field, until 12:20 p.m. PST.

Parks Canada media rep Lindsay McPherson says no one was caught in the avalanche and truckers who were unable to turn around at the bottom of the steep westbound lane near Field were evacuated.

There is no estimate of the amount of snow that came down but McPerson says an aerial survey was being taken this morning.

 

 

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