Highway 3 closed due to rock slide east of Hope

Geotechnical assessment is being done and highway is expected to reopen at 1 p.m.

Highway 3 is still closed 11 kilometres east of Hope in both directions due to a rock slide.

DriveBC is reporting the highway closure is due to rocks on the road between First Avalanche Gate and Sunshine Valley. No vehicles were caught in the slide, according to search and rescue manager Stacey Gauthier with Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue.

Rescuers were initially dispatched Tuesday night over fears that vehicles were caught in the slide, they were later stood down after receiving confirmation that no vehicles were involved.

A geotechnical assessment is happening this morning, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The highway is estimated to reopen at 1 p.m. For the time being, drivers are being told to use Highway 5 or 5A as alternate routes.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke elementary students cast votes in mock election

Begbie View and Arrow Heights Elementary took part in the vote

InVertigo playing The Last Drop Friday night

Rock’n’roll band once again coming to Revelstoke

Kootenay-Columbia candidate cautious after getting threats

Trev Miller of the Animal Protection Party carries on campaigning under shadow of threats, abusive emails

YouTube video of Revelstoke grizzly bear goes viral

Why did the grizzly bear cross the railway tracks?

Federal candidates talk most pressing issues in Revelstoke

Concerns include jobs, logging, climate change, affordable housing, Highway 1

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

One year later: Vernon pot stores look back at legalization

Edibles made legal on first anniversary of recreational cannabis

Memorial remembers North Okanagan’s most marginalized

Prayers and flowers for those who have died on the streets

Two years later, City of Fernie remembers

Oct. 17, 2019 marks two years since the tragic ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

Great Vernon Pumpkin Race to star in South Korean documentary

Pumpkin Classic event to kick off this weekend with gourd weigh-ins

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Most Read