May 4, 2018 11:30 am
Updated: May 4, 2018 6:02 pm

Sea to Sky Highway closed north of Whistler due to avalanche

An aerial view of the avalanche that closed Highway 99.

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The Sea to Sky Highway is currently closed in both directions north of Whistler due to an avalanche Friday morning.

The road is closed from Mount Currie to Lillooet because of the slide.

The road is expected to open to single-lane alternating traffic at 6 p.m.

There is currently no detour available.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transportation has released a new video of a controlled avalanche explosion near Fernie last week.

READ MORE: Watch B.C. highway crews conduct a controlled explosion and avalanche

The intentional slide was conducted as a part of the province’s Avalanche Safety Program, which is designed to keep provincial highways and travellers safe.

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