The Trans-Canada Highway has ground to a near total shutdown both east and west of Revelstoke Wednesday night.
Drive BC is reporting that the highway will be closed between Revelstoke and Golden until Thursday at noon, with the next update at 7 a.m. This follows two MVIs on the stretch between Revelstoke and Golden.
UPDATE – CLOSED – #BCHwy1 between #Revelstoke and #GoldenBC due to high avalanche hazard. CLOSED to EB traffic at #SicamousBC. No detour available, next update at 7am. More details here: https://t.co/pUwoiDuhtM
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) February 8, 2018
The highway is also closed to eastbound traffic at Sicamous until at least noon on Thursday. This follows adverse road conditions and planned morning avalanche control.
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) February 2, 2018
Currently, it appears the only remaining lane open this evening is westbound from Revelstoke.
An MVI has closed a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Wednesday evening.
DriveBC reports that a stretch of highway from 40-kilometres to 70 kilometres east of Revelstoke is closed.
Drivers are reporting heavy congestion and police on scene.
— DriveBC K (@DriveBC_K) February 8, 2018
#BCHwy1 stopped both ways just east of Revelstoke near Canyon Springs. Chained trucks not making it up the hill (?) Police on scene. Road very icy under snow @BCRoads2 @DriveBC w photo pic.twitter.com/T30hhAY88x
— Iain Cranston (@iaincranston) February 8, 2018
The Revelstoke are including Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass have been under a winter storm warning since yesterday. Environment Canada has predicted between 30 to 40 centimetres of snow during that period.
The next update from DriveBC is expected at 9:30 p.m.
The Revelstoke Mountaineer will not be updating this story overnight. Check DriveBC’s mobile site for the latest on local highway conditions.