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Highway 93 near Fairmont Hot Springs reopened to traffic after earlier slide

An aerial view of the slide along Highway 93 just south of Fairmont Hot Springs. Transportation B.C.

UPDATE: Traffic is flowing again along Highway 93 south of Fairmont Hot Springs, albeit partially, after a slide closed the route this morning.

DriveBC is reporting single lane, alternating traffic, but that motorists can expect heavy delays.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

A rockslide has closed part of Highway 93 in B.C.’s East Kootenay region.

DriveBC is reporting that the closure is just south of Fairmont Hot Springs, and that traffic in both directions is being affected.

An assessment is in progress and cleanup is underway, though Transportation B.C. says that section of the highway will be closed indefinitely until a geotechnical assessment can be completed.

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