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Rogers Pass reopens

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway east of the Rogers Pass has reopened to traffic.

The highway was closed 10 kilometres east of the summit following a late-night crash.

No details on the incident have been made available.

Meanwhile, the Trans-Canada 14 km east of the junction with Highway 12, at the Lytton south access, remains closed in both directions following a rock and mud slide.

A detour is available via Highway 5.

A geotechnical assessment is taking place. The route is expected to reopen sometime later today.


ORIGINAL: 6:15 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions 10 kilometres east of the Rogers Pass summit following a late-night crash.

DriveBC reports that no detour is available, and there is currently no estimated time of reopening.

A scene assessment is in progress. 

A motorist caught in the closure tells Castanet the crash is believed to involve a semi and two SUVs, with one fatality.  

Traffic is lined up at the Rogers Pass discovery centre.

Elsewhere in B.C., Highway 12 remains closed north of Lytton due to a rock slide on Thursday. 

Also, Highway 8, southeast of Spences Bridge is still closed following a mudslide on Wednesday.



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