The Trans-Canada Highway is closed west of Revelstoke as of 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 due to rocks falling onto the highway.
DriveBC announced the closure after 5 p.m. Sunday and is not scheduled to provide an update until 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.
At the time of publication, it is not clear when the highway will reopen.
#BCHwy1 – CLOSED in both directions between #Sicamous and #Revelstoke due to rocks on the road. Crews have been notified and are on scene. Assessment in progress. Watch for traffic control, drive with caution and expect major delays.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) November 15, 2021
The DriveBC website notes that the closure is in effect from Revelstoke to a location 26 kilometres west of Revelstoke.
An image on a DriveBC app shows the location of the incident as Three Valley Lake. At that location near the Three Valley Gap resort, the Trans-Canada Highway runs between the lake and a cliff face that often sheds rocks and debris onto the highway.
There is a weather advisory in effect in the area. A very wet weather system coming from the coast has led to significant snowfall and rainfall in the area for the past 24 hours, causing disruptions on the highways.
The Coquihalla Highway is closed due to a mudslide prompted by the wet conditions, and there are several other closures on B.C. highways. Be sure to check highway conditions before traveling.
It’s not clear if there may be other disruption points in that stretch of highway. There are multiple mudslide or debris torrent paths on the highway in the area that can become problematic during heavy precipitation events.
DriveBC is advising of a detour via Highway 23 South. DriveBC is warning drivers to expect major delays.
We may not update this situation. For the latest road reports and details, please see the DriveBC mobile website.
Update: Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The highway contractor in the Revelstoke area has confirmed the Trans-Canada Highway will be closed west of Revelstoke overnight.
Trans Canada highway will be closed for the night from #Sicamous to #Revelstoke due to slope instability resulting from the rain. Next update will be at 7am PST. Stay connected to @DriveBC for updates on opening times. #downpour pic.twitter.com/2IIgfKeK4Y
— Emcon Services Inc., BC Division (@EmconServicesBC) November 15, 2021
Update: Sunday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m.
DriveBC has now added a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden. The travel service notes that the detour time is seven hours and it recommends travellers to the east of the closure consider taking Highway 3 instead.
An update for both situations is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Monday Pacific time.