Slide shuts down Highway 1

Rocks, mud, and water spilled onto the roadway Tuesday afternoon

  • Dec. 11, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Highway 1 eastbound, between Hunter Creek and exit 165 in Hope, was shut down Tuesday afternoon when rocks, mud and water spilled onto the roadway. The large volume of water running down the mountain is attributed to this week’s heavy rainfall. Luckily no vehicles were caught in the slide. Traffic was diverted along Highway 9 through Agassiz and onto Highway 7 towards Hope. Highway 1 eastbound reopened Wednesday morning after crews cleared  the debris.

Highway 1 eastbound, between Hunter Creek and exit 165 in Hope, was shut down Tuesday afternoon when rocks, mud and water spilled onto the roadway. The large volume of water running down the mountain is attributed to this week’s heavy rainfall. Luckily no vehicles were caught in the slide. Traffic was diverted along Highway 9 through Agassiz and onto Highway 7 towards Hope. Highway 1 eastbound reopened Wednesday morning after crews cleared the debris.

Hope Standard