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Highway 1 reopened near Revelstoke after avalanche control work

Video released by Ministry of Transportation shows avalanche control work near Revelstoke
Video released by B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation shows avalanche control work along Highway 1 near Revelstoke Sunday morning.

The Trans-Canada Highway has been reopened west of Revelstoke following a three hour closure Sunday morning for avalanche control work.

According to B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, work is planned between Griffin Lake Avalanche Gate and Boulder Mountain Avalanche Gate for 18.2 kilometres.

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The road closure was is in effect from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday, with no detour.

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Environment Canada forecasts five to centimetres of snow to fall on Highway 1 between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass Sunday morning.

Drivers are also forewarned of blowing snow with winds gusting to 70 km/hour in the afternoon.

Snowmobiler dies after getting caught in an avalanche in Nicola Valley
Snowmobiler dies after getting caught in an avalanche in Nicola Valley

More flurries are expected Sunday night through to Monday morning.

AIM Roads is warning of slippery conditions and black ice along the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97B through the Shuswap region.

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Much of B.C. is under extreme cold, snowfall, winter storm and Arctic outflow warnings issued by the national weather service.

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You can find all of Environment Canada’s public weather statements for B.C. here.