Hwys 1 & 3 reopen

UPDATE: 2:40 p.m.

Highway 1 has reopened in both directions from Field to the B.C. and Alberta border, east of Field.

UPDATE: 2 p.m.

Highway 3 has reopened to traffic following a mudslide Saturday that closed the road 10 km west of Creston.  The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic.

UPDATE: 12:40 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed in both directions from Field to the B.C.-Alberta border because of avalanche control.

Drive BC reports the highway should reopen around 1:30 p.m.

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

Drive BC reports delays for drivers heading westbound on the Kootenay Lake ferry due to heavy traffic volumes.
Two hour delays are expected. 

UPDATE: 10:05 a.m.

Drive BC says Highway 31 is open to single lane alternating traffic 12 km north of Coffee Creek Bridge.

The road was closed due to a mudslide.

Highway 3 remained closed in both directions 10 km west of Creston on Sunday morning because of a mud slide.

Crews have been working to remove debris.

Drive BC reported the estimated time of opening between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

An alternate route is available via Hwy 3A and Kootenay Lake Ferry.

Meanwhile, Drive BC said Highway 31 was closed in both directions 12 km north of Coffee Creek Bridge in the Kootenays because of debris on road.

Cleanup was underway.

A detour is available via Highway 6 and Highway 31A.

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