UPDATED: Hwy. 1 reopens west of Revelstoke

Was closed early Sunday evening due to high avalanche hazard

  • Feb. 4, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Highway 1 is closed from 7 km to 26 km west of Revelstoke due to a high avalanche hazard. (DriveBC Cams)

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.:

Highway 1 has reopened west of Revelstoke following a closure late Sunday afternoon.

DriveBC reported the road was closed in both directions due to a high avalanche hazard.

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A tweet from Emcon’s Selkirk Division on Sunday showed pictures of machinery cleaning up avalanche debris in a 22km-long section of road 32km to 54km west of Revelstoke on Hwy. 1.

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DriveBC is now reporting that the road will be closed from 16km to 26km west of Revelstoke for avalanche debris removal between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Delays up to 20 minutes are expected.

On Monday, the road will be closed from 7km to 26km west of Revelstoke for avalanche control between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. No detour will be available.

ORIGINAL: A high avalanche hazard has forced the closure of Highway 1 west of Revelstoke late Sunday afternoon.

DriveBC is reporting that the Trans-Canada Highway is closed from 7 km to 26 km west of Revelstoke. There is no detour available.

DriveBC says the next update will be at 8 p.m.

For current road conditions, go to drivebc.ca.