December 5, 2018 4:47 pm
Updated: December 5, 2018 6:53 pm

Update: Highway 3 east of Hope reopened after rockslide

A rockslide closed a portion of Highway 3 east of Hope.

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Highway 3 near Hope, B.C.has reopened to single lane traffic in each direction after a rockslide forced the complete closure of the highway for several hours on Wednesday.

The slide occurred Tuesday night about 10 kilometres east of Hope. No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged.

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The highway was shut down between First Avalanche Gate and the Sunshine Valley.

A geotechnical assessment is underway and work was completed to clear the rocks and debris.

The Ministry of Transportation said it could be another 10 days before all lanes are fully open.

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