October 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Updated: October 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Accident closes section of Trans-Canada between Sicamous and Revelstoke

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Interior closed due to downed power lines.

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UPDATE:

Work crews are repairing several power poles after a vehicle incident today closed traffic in both directions on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke.

According to B.C. Hydro, several spans of wire were taken down as a result of the motor vehicle incident, with crews disconnecting power to the lines as a safety precaution. The disconnection affected approximately 260 customers, though power was restored at approximately 1:45 p.m.

The highway was expected to reopen at 3:30 p.m.

B.C. Hydro said a truck’s boom wasn’t stowed properly, which resulted in the driver snagging a Telus line, which then took out five to seven power poles and lines.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C. is currently closed in both directions due to downed power lines from an accident.

The closed section is approximately midway between Sicamous and Revelstoke. There is no time estimate of when the highway will be reopened, though an update is expected at 2 p.m.

For more about provincial highway conditions, visit Drivebc.ca.

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