Trans-Canada closed west of Revelstoke after vehicle hit by avalanche

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions from Revelstoke to Craigellachie due to high avalanche hazard, DriveBC reports.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed west of Revelstoke due to high avalanche conditions brought on by heavy snowfall.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions from Revelstoke to Craigellachie due to high avalanche hazard, DriveBC reports.

The closure comes shortly after reports came over the scanner of a vehicle being hit by an avalanche at Three Valley Gap at around 9 p.m. Unconfirmed reports indicate the car was buried up to its windows but it was pulled from the slide by a tow truck and emergency personnel that was en route to the scene were stood down.

The highway was scheduled to close for avalanche control Monday morning but the ongoing heavy snowfall and the apparent slide hitting the highway has prompted an earlier closure.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for the Revelstoke area, saying up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected by morning, with another 15 centimetres possible by Tuesday.

There is no scheduled time for the road to re-open. Check DriveBC for updates.

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