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Rockslide closes Trans-Canada Highway east of Spences Bridge, B.C.

DriveBC is reporting that a rockslide has closed the Trans-Canada Highway, just north of Spences Bridge.
DriveBC is reporting that a rockslide has closed the Trans-Canada Highway, just north of Spences Bridge. DriveBC

A rockslide has closed the Trans-Canada Highway near Spences Bridge, according to DriveBC.

The slide is 12 kilometres north of Spences Bridge, between Friesen Road and Venables Valley Road.

An assessment is in progress and an estimated time of reopening is not available, though there are alternate routes available via Highway 97C, Highway 99 or Highways 8 and 5.

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In related news, poor visibility inside snowsheds east of Revelstoke resulted in a travel advisory being issued on Saturday for the Trans-Canada Highway.

DriveBC says the advisory stems from lighting failure inside the snowsheds. The advisory is in effect between the MacDonald snowshed and Lanark showshed, one to two kilometres from the west boundary of Glacier National Park.

SFU geology professor discusses slides in B.C.
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