February 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Updated: February 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Wind, snow delay work on Highway 97 rockslide near Summerland

The Ministry of Transportation says work on the Highway 97 rockslide near Summerland had to be delayed Tuesday for weather-related safety concerns. Work will resume Wednesday, weather permitting.

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Snow and wind on Tuesday delayed work at the Highway 97 rockslide site near Summerland.

The Ministry of Transportation said scaling work had to be halted for the day because of high winds and snowfall. Scaling and drilling will resume Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

The ministry said the Callan Road detour is still open, though there will be occasional stoppages of up to 45 minutes for blasting. The stoppages will not occur between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The next blast is tentatively scheduled for Thursday.

READ MORE: Update: Callan Road rockslide detour opens Monday morning

The ministry noted that pedestrians and cyclists will not be permitted on the detour, and commercial vehicles that exceed 3.8 metres in width will only be permitted on the detour between midnight and 5 a.m.

The speed limit along the 900-metre detour is 30 km/h.

There is no estimated time when Highway 97 will fully reopen, though the ministry said it is doing everything possible to have Highway 97 reopened to traffic as soon as it is safe to do so.

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