The Ministry of Transportation shared some footage of avalanche control between Revelstoke and Golden on Twitter today.
Highway 1, east of Revelstoke, was closed for one hour this morning for avalanche control.
Ever wonder what's going on behind the scenes when the highway is closed for avalanche control work? Awesome footage from our avalanche team this morning on #BCHwy1 between #Revelstoke and #GoldenBC. Keeping our roads safe! @DriveBC_K pic.twitter.com/TyVJqJ4liX
— Rocky Mtn District (@TranBCRockyMtn) December 9, 2019
The highway is closed regularly during the winter season because of accidents as well as avalanche control.
On Friday Dec. 9, the highway was closed for 12 hours after a head on collision between two semis. Avalanche control work was also done during that time.
On Dec. 4 the Highway was closed several time for two hour intervals from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. for avalanche control work.