B.C. rain storm: Mudslide closes Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt

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B.C. rain storm: Mudslide closes Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt
B.C. rain storm: Mudslide closes Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt

DriveBC says the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope is closed until noon on Monday (Nov. 15).

Additionally, a rock slide south of Spuzzum has closed the Trans Canada Highway between Lytton and Hope. Detours are available via Highway 3 and 99.

A travel advisory is also in effect on the Trans Canada Highway between Lytton and Spences Bridge as heavy rain is expected between Sunday and Tuesday (Nov. 16). Closures may result due to the risk of sudden debris flows in fire affected areas.

The Trans Canada Highway is also closed in both directions between Sicamous and Revelstoke due to rocks on the road. DriveBC says crews are on scene. Drivers are asked to drive with caution, watch for traffic control, and expect major delays.

DriveBC says conditions are dynamic and crews are responding as safely and as quickly as possible. Drivers are asked to avoid any unnecessary travel.

EARLIER: The Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope is closed due to a mudslide.

An alternate route is available via Highway 3, but DriveBC says there’s no estimated time for re-opening.

DriveBC says an assessment is in progress and the next update will be provided at around 1:30 p.m.

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