Avalanche danger closes Trans-Canada out of Revelstoke

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions out of Revelstoke due to high avalanche danger in the region.

Heavy

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions out of Revelstoke due to high avalanche danger in the region today.

The Trans-Canada is closed west of Revelstoke until about noon on Jan. 13 for avalanche control.

East of Revelstoke, the highway is closed all the way to Golden due to high avalanche hazard until 2–4 p.m. An update is scheduled for noon.

An advisory from DriveBC warns of rain on compact snow causing slippery conditions on the highway west of Revelstoke and on Highway 23 north from Shelter Bay to Mica Dam.

“Drivers are encouraged to drive with caution and allow additional travel time to reach your destination,” the advisory states.

The Trans-Canada is also closed from Golden to Field until Tuesday afternoon due to the high avalanche hazard.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre rated the avalanche danger as high in the alpine and considerable at treeline and below treeline in both the North and South Columbia forecast regions.

In Glacier National Park, the avalanche danger is rated as extreme in the alpine and high in the treeline and below treeline.

A weather system over the weekend brought lots of snow and warming temperatures to the region, creating the high avalanche hazard.

Check DriveBC for the latest updates on highway closures.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke Grizzlies 8-0, playing at home on Saturday

The Grizzlies are 8-0 so far in the regular season after another… Continue reading

Election 2018: Second candidate for mayor joins the conversation

Darcy Wyonzek is running to be Revelstoke’s mayor

Mt. Begbie Brewery creates bread beer from food waste

The brew aims to raise food waste awareness and provide funds for the food bank

Okanagan College looks to reduce natural gas consumption

The college’s natural gas consumption has dropped 51.7 per cent in a decade

Near head-on collision near Revelstoke prompts RCMP to tell motorists to slow down

Quick acting by one driver likely saved many lives say RCMP

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Documentary series investigates missing North Okanagan women

APTN Investigates: Dark Valley airs Oct. 19

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Matheson will have NHL hearing after Canucks rookie Pettersson hit

The 19-year-old Swedish centre appeared woozy after the hit

GUEST COLUMN: A better way to manage B.C.’s public construction

Claire Trevena responds to Andrew Wilkinson on NDP union policy

Dad files Charter challenge after B.C. bans kids from taking transit unsupervised

Adrian Crook is taking his fight to B.C. Supreme Court

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority

Police investigate alleged arson at Toronto hotel housing asylum seekers

Police believe the fire was started intentionally, but they have not spelled out a possible motive

Most Read