Avalanche blocks Trans-Canada east of Revelstoke Friday night

A large avalanche has blocked the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke. Photo: Zone Traffic Control

DriveBC is reporting that a large avalanche east of Revelstoke Friday afternoon has closed the Trans-Canada Highway.

The slide has covered the highway with metres of debris. The estimated time of reopening is between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The highway between Sicamous and the Alberta border has been hit with a rash of avalanche and MVI closures for the past several days after a heavy snow storm moved through the area.

For updates on latest highway conditions, check DriveBC.