Mudslide closes Highway 1 near Hope

Highway 1 is closed in both directions after a 10:30 a.m. mudslide near Herrling Island apparently trapped at least one vehicle.

  • Jun. 29, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Black Press

Highway 1 is closed in both directions after a 10:30 a.m. mudslide near Herrling Island apparently trapped at least one vehicle.

There were reportedly other vehicles on the road. Police, ambulance and a search and rescue team is on the scene.

A CN train is also reported trapped in the mud, up to 20 car lengths, but no injuries so far.

Searchers are being hampered by concern that more mud could come down.

Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.