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Road closure an inconvenience for town

The Mayor of Keremeos says his town is no worse for wear after having their main artery cut off from the Lower Mainland, following a massive landslide on Monday.

Manfred Bauer was out of town when the landslide struck, having attended a water conference seminar on Vancouver Island. He is returning Wednesday afternoon, but says the closure of Highway 3 between Keremeos and Princeton is only an inconvenience for residents.

“It’s only inconvenient because you have to either go the Summerland-Princeton route, or the route on Highway 5A and either way its really not convenient, especially with the snow in the winter.”

He also notes the difficulties for those who live on either side of the rockslide and any residents who work at the Copper Mountain Mine in Princeton.

Travelers have been re-routed through the Okanagan and eastbound commercial traffic will travel via the Coquihalla.

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