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Rock slide closes Highway 3

Marylou Terryberry took this photo of the rock slide at about 1 p.m., this afternoon.  She was on her way to Penticton but was stopped and turned back to Princeton. - Courtesy of  Marylou Terryberry
Marylou Terryberry took this photo of the rock slide at about 1 p.m., this afternoon. She was on her way to Penticton but was stopped and turned back to Princeton.
— image credit: Courtesy of Marylou Terryberry

Officials are currently investigating a rock slide located approximately 18 km west of Keremeos. Highway 3 is closed in both directions, time of opening is yet to be determined.

A rock slide occurred today at approximately 12:25 p.m., 8 km west of Standing Rock in between Keremeos and Hedley.

The approximate 150 meter wide slide has closed Highway 3 in both directions for an indefinite amount of time. Witnessess reported that the slide consisted of rocks of all sizes and boulders as big as a truck.

RCMP Media Relations have advised that there were three vehicles involved in the slide activity, sending one female to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Time of opening is undetermined. Detours available via Hwy 5A and Hwy 3A.

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