Brief: Trans-Canada Highway remains closed west of Revelstoke

The Trans-Canada Highway remains closed west of Revelstoke on Monday morning with an update scheduled for 11 a.m.

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File photo: The Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

Update:

The Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke early on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 15. Check DriveBC for road conditions as there are multiple major events across southern B.C. due to precipitation.

Original brief:

The Trans-Canada Highway remains closed west of Revelstoke to Sicamous on Monday, Nov. 15.

The highway was closed due to rockfall and slope stability issues on Sunday. Details here:

Trans-Canada Highway closed west of Revelstoke Sunday evening due to rocks on the highway

In a B.C. update on the storm situation, a B.C. transportation ministry spokesperson said “rocks and debris is coming down” on the highway west of Revelstoke.

The spokesperson said that crews were assessing the situation.

There is a long detour through Highway 23 South. The Needles and Galena Bay ferries will be running 24 hours per day while the Trans-Canada Highway is closed.

DriveBC has scheduled its next update on the stretch of highway for 11 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke is under a traffic advisory but remains open. Conditions are bad on the highway and travel is not recommended “unless absolutely necessary.”

Wet rainstorm pummels B.C.

A major storm has battered the Fraser Valley and Southern Interior, wreaking havoc with multiple highway closures and flooding in Princeton, Merritt and some Fraser Valley communities.

In some areas, rainfall in the past 24 hours exceeded average November monthly totals.