Truck backup in Hope
Truck traffic came to a standstill Tuesday night as Highways 1, 3, and 5 were shut down due to a high avalanche hazard in the mountain passes.
Semis were pulled over at the Hunter Creek scales, Highway 1 exits, and in Hope for hours as drivers waited out the closures.
Highway 3, between Hope and Princeton, reopened this morning at about 10:40 a.m.
The Coquihalla Highway reopened at about 1:10 p.m. today. Highway 1 remains closed in both directions four kilometres east of Yale. An avalanche risk assessment is in progress.
Updates will be posted as they become available.