Update: Major overnight Trans-Canada Highway shutdowns east and west of Revelstoke

An MVI has closed the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke on Wednesday evening.

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The scene on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke near Canyon Hot Springs on the evening of Wednesday, February 7. Photo: Ian Cranston/Twitter

Update:

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.

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.

Currently, it appears the only remaining lane open this evening is westbound from Revelstoke.

 

 

Earlier:

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.

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.

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