Rockslide snares Saturn; closes newer part of Hugh Allan Drive
A rockslide early Sunday morning (March 3) has led to the closure of Hugh Allan Drive behind Costco, between Versataille and Copperhead roads.
Large chunks of rock came crashing down on the section of road that climbs high over the Versataille commercial area, connecting Aberdeen with Pineview Valley.
The slide occurred while Kamloops was in the midst of a steady rain.
A yellow Saturn car appears to have been stopped by the rockslide, though no injuries were reported and an up-close inspection revealed surprisingly little damage.
Drivers needing to get to and from Pineview Valley will be forced to take Versaitaille Road and Hillside Drive.
No word yet from the city on when the road might re-open or what caused the slide.
As of 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, there was nobody at the scene, which has been blocked to traffic hundreds of meters away in the east and west directions.
Video of the scene was shot on Sunday, March 3.
A five-photo gallery is also online at kamloopsthisweek.com.