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Hwy. 1 now clear

12:26 p.m. update: The highway is now open.

9:30 a.m. update Mar. 7: Highway 1 is still closed from Golden to Revelstoke (147.8 km) due to a high avalanche hazard. 

Traffic storage is becoming a problem in Revelstoke as trucks and travellers wait for the highway to reopen. DriveBC says the city cannot handle anymore vehicles.

4 p.m. Mar. 6, update: Hwy. 1 is closed from Craigellachie to Revelstoke due to high avalanche hazard. Rapidly warming temperatures and heavy rain are causing additional avalanche activity. No local detour available. Estimated time of opening has not been determined and is weather dependent. 

Update -- 1:15 p.m.

Highway 1 has been reopened to traffic.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions between Craigellachie and Revelstoke due to high possibility of an avalanche.

There is no detour available and the estimated time of reopening is 11 a.m.

This is the third day in a row that a portion of the highway in this area has been closed or has threatened to close due to avalanche hazard.

Further east the highway is also closed in Glacier National Park for avalanche control. That portion of the road is also expected to reopen at noon, Mar. 6.


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