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Avalanche danger closes Trans-Canada west of Revelstoke overnight

Updates below:

Highway officials say rapidly warming temperatures and rain have created a high avalanche hazard in the mountains looming over the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke.

A series of closures this afternoon evolved into an indefinite closure announced mid-afternoon on Thursday, Mar. 6 due to avalanche danger and avalanche activity. DriveBC does not have an estimate on when the highway will reopen, but they are scheduling updates via the DriveBC website.

The next scheduled update is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. Please check DriveBC for further updates.

Update Thursday, Mar 6, 10:30 p.m.

DriveBC now says the highway will remain closed until at least noon on Friday, Mar. 7, with an update scheduled at 9 a.m. on Friday.

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