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Rockslide closes southbound lane on Malahat

Debris has been cleared from the road at the site of a rockslide on the Malahat highway. - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo
Debris has been cleared from the road at the site of a rockslide on the Malahat highway.
— image credit: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo

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A rockslide at the Malahat Drive summit closed a southbound lane.

A statement from the Ministry of Transportation said that at approximately midnight on Nov. 3, a rockfall saw rocks tumble into the lane.

To ensure the safety of travellers, the outside southbound lane was closed immediately and remained closed at press time Thursday morning.

Geotechnical engineers were on the site by daylight to assess the situation.

Debris was removed from the road and crews were ensuring the area is stabilized before opening the lanes to traffic.

All travellers on the Malahat were advised to allow for extra time and reminded to use caution, watch for workers and obey traffic control personnel.

Find updates on www.drivebc.ca

Cowichan Bay Road was also closed Thursday due to flooding between the Trans Canada Highway and Tzouhalem Road, with motorists using Bench Road as an alternate route.

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