Hwy 5 reopens after slide

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m.

The rockslide that had closed Highway 5 south of Barriere earlier Thursday has been cleared, and the highway has since reopened.

UPDATE: 4 p.m.

DriveBC estimates Highway 5 south of Barriere will be reopened by 7 p.m.

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

The highway remains closed with no estimated time of reopening, according to DriveBC.

BC Hydro is reporting a small power outage impacting 29 homes in the area of the slide. The utility reports electricity was knocked out at 12:25 p.m.

ORIGINAL: 1:20 p.m.

A rockslide has closed Highway 5 north of Kamloops.

DriveBC reports the slide has closed the highway between Pinegrove Road and Clough Road, about 10 kilometres south of Barriere.

There is no detour available and an assessment is in progress. DriveBC says it will provide an update at 2 p.m.

Castanet will update as more information becomes available.

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