June 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Updated: June 8, 2014 5:52 pm

Mudslide causing major delays on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune Cache

The first mudslide that occurred on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune Cache. June 7, 2014.

B.C. Ministry of Transportation

A mudslide on Highway 16, two kilometers east of junction with Highway 5 in Tete Jaune Cache, is causing major delays for drivers coming in and out of the province.

The road has been shut down and Drive BC estimates the road will be reopened on Monday, June 9 at 12:00 p.m.

Lisanne Bowness with the Ministry of Transportation says the mudslide is small to moderate in size, with debris covering approximately three quarters of the highway.

Alternative routes in and out of BC from Alberta include Highway 1 and through Highways 2 and 97 in the Peace area.

The ministry says people travelling within B.C. along highway 16 and 5 are not affected.

The slide has occurred on the portion of Highway 16 east of the junction, and it’s the traffic coming in and out of the province on this corridor that will be delayed.

Courtesy: Lisanne Bowness

Courtesy: Lisanne Bowness

Courtesy: Lisanne Bowness

Courtesy: Lisanne Bowness

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