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Hwy reopens at mudslide

UPDATE: 7:22 p.m.

DriveBC reports Highway 97 has reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic at the scene of a mudslide south of Clinton.

A travel advisory remains in effect, however.


UPDATE: 5:05 p.m.

A travel advisory has been issued for Highway 97 between Cache Creek and Clinton.

The highway is currently closed due to heavy rainfall and risk of debris flows, DriveBC reports.


ORIGINAL: 4:40 p.m.

A mudslide has closed Highway 97 in the Cariboo.

DriveBC reports a debris flow has closed both directions of the highway 17 kilometres south of Clinton, north of the Loon Lake turnoff.

Maintenance crews are on site, and an assessment is in progress. 



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