Trans-Canada Highway has reopened after avalanche work

Highway 1 reopened

UPDATE: 8:40 a.m.

Avalanche control work on the Trans-Canada Highway wrapped up early Sunday morning, and the highway is now open east of Revelstoke. 

ORIGINAL: 7:40 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed east of Revelstoke as crews work to control the avalanche risk in the area. 

The closure is between Jumping Creek Rd and MacDonald Showshed, just west of the boundary to Glacier National Park. The avalanche danger rating in the park is currently high at all elevations.

The highway is expected to be closed until 9:30 a.m.

Since 1961, Canadian Armed Forces spend the winter months triggering avalanches along the high-elevation mountain pass using 105-mm Howitzer guns.

The unique operation helps control the avalanche danger along the highway, allowing the vital transportation route to remain open through winter. 

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