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Crews attend rockslide

UPDATE: 3 p.m.

Crews are on scene attending to a rockslide that flowed across the highway north of Summerland Thursday night. 

The highway is still only operating one lane in each direction, according to DriveBC.

The Ministry of Transportation for Okanagan-Shuswap tweeted a photo of a large digger working to clear huge debris Friday afternoon. 

A Castanet reader who drove through at 2:30 p.m. said there were no traffic issues, though there was still plenty of debris. 

DriveBC says they will have a next update on the site at 6 p.m.


ORIGINAL: 9:30 a.m.

A rockslide that temporarily shut down a 1.6 kilometre stretch north of Summerland Thursday evening is not yet cleared, DriveBC reports. 

An update provided Friday morning says the highway is still down to one lane in either direction between Callan Road and North Beach Road. 

Crews are awaiting a geotechnical assessment this morning. 

The slide took place around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with large boulders and debris crashing onto the highway. No injuries have been reported. 



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