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Trans-Canada reopens

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

DriveBC reports Highway 1 has now reopened east of Sicamous, near Three Valley Gap.


UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.

DriveBC has pushed back the estimated time of reopening to 3:30 p.m. 


UPDATE: 1:20 p.m.

DriveBC now reports that Highway 1 could reopen by 3 p.m. near Three Valley Gap.


ORIGINAL: 1:10 p.m.

Traffic is backing up on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Sicamous because of power lines down on the road.

The incident happened near Griffin Lake and the Enchanted Forest tourist attraction, between Sicamous and Revelstoke. Lines are reportedly down on the highway in multiple locations.

DriveBC reports the highway is closed in both directions between Avoca Road and Three Valley Gap Frontage Road, a distance of 21.3 kilometres.

An estimated time of reopening is not yet available.



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