Hwy. 1 remains closed due to a high avalanche hazard. (Twitter/LaoneHuman)

Hwy. 1 remains closed due to a high avalanche hazard. (Twitter/LaoneHuman)

Trans-Canada Highway closed between Revelstoke and Golden

Will be closed Golden to Alberta border until at least midday Friday

UPDATED 2:38 p.m.:

The Trans-Canada Highway has reopened west of Revelstoke. DriveBC is reporting compact snow with slushy sections and water pooling between Craigellachie and Revelstoke.

The highway remains closed east of Revelstoke to Golden due to a high avalanche hazard.

DriveBC is reporting that clean-up is taking place in Glacier National Park to remove snow from multiple avalanche deposits.

It is anticipated that the road will open in both directions between 5 and 7 p.m.

However further east, Hwy. 1 is closed in both directions between Golden and the Albert border. DriveBC says the closure is in place because of high avalanche danger and is estimated to open at noon on Feb. 9.

ORIGINAL:

“Revelstuck” is living up to its nickname this morning.

Now into the second day of a winter storm warning, the highways around Revelstoke are closed Thursday morning.

Environment Canada had issued a winter storm warning for West Columbia and the Trans-Canada Highway between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass. Between 5 and 10 cm are expected by midday before the system moves out of the area.

“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,” the warning says. “Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Road closures are possible. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed this morning to eastbound traffic from Sicamous to Revelstoke due to a high avalanche hazard. The estimated time of opening is noon. The road will be closed in both directions between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. for avalanche control.

Hwy. 1 between Revelstoke and Golden is closed this morning due to a high avalanche hazard. The estimated time of opening is noon.

DriveBC is also reporting that Hwy. 23 is closed in both directions from Revelstoke to Mica Dam due to a high avalanche hazard. The estimated time of opening is not available.

For current road conditions, go to drivebc.ca.

For current weather conditions, go to weather.gc.ca.

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The Trans-Canada Highway was closed between Revelstoke and Golden Thursday morning due to a high avalanche danger. (Twitter/LaoneHuman)

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed between Revelstoke and Golden Thursday morning due to a high avalanche danger. (Twitter/LaoneHuman)

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