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Highway 1 closed due to mudslide near Lytton, B.C.

Click to play video: 'Highway 1 still closed after mudslide in Fraser Canyon' Highway 1 still closed after mudslide in Fraser Canyon
WATCH: Part of Highway 1 in B.C.'s Fraser Canyon is closed due to a mudslide Thursday. Drive BC says no detour is available right now but slope assessment is currently in progress. – Aug 11, 2022

A part of Highway 1 in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon is shut down due to a mudslide.

The mudslide has closed the highway between Lytton and Spences Bridge in both directions between Highway 8 and Highway 12.

A bystander was able to capture some of the mudslide aftermath in pictures.
A bystander was able to capture some of the mudslide aftermath in pictures. JR Drynock

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DriveBC said no detour is available right now, but a slope assessment will be conducted on Thursday.

Witnesses said there was heavy rain in the area before the mudslide hit the highway.

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Initially, DriveBC reported flooding near Ashcroft, Spence’s Bridge and Lytton around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Shortly after, around 9:30 p.m., DriveBC reported the mudslide.

More to come.

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