Canada Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke amid avalanche control, won’t open until morning

06:21  14 february  2018
06:21  14 february  2018 Source:   Global News

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An 18-kilometre stretch of Highway 1 near Revelstoke has been closed in both directions and it’s not expected to open until Wednesday morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. The closure is happening at a point between 26 kilometres and eight kilometres west of the city in B.C.’s Columbia-Shuswap region

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A search and rescue helicopter heads toward a deadly avalanche site in a March 14, 2010 photo near Revelstoke, B.C. © Jeff McIntosh/CP A search and rescue helicopter heads toward a deadly avalanche site in a March 14, 2010 photo near Revelstoke, B.C.

An 18-kilometre stretch of Highway 1 near Revelstoke has been closed in both directions and it's not expected to open until Wednesday morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The closure is happening at a point between 26 kilometres and eight kilometres west of the city in B.C.'s Columbia-Shuswap region, according to DriveBC.

And it's come as crews conduct avalanche control in the area.

Revelstoke sits in a region where there's "extreme" avalanche danger at alpine levels, and "considerable" danger at the treeline and below, according to Avalanche Canada.

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Snow causes weekend driving havoc on Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector .
Snow is making travel very difficult on Hwy. 97C — otherwise known as the Okanagan Connector — after heavy snowfall blanketed the route from Merritt to Peachland on Saturday night. The highway was closed to eastbound traffic four kilometres west of the Pennask summit for about two hours Sunday afternoon after a multi-vehicle collision around […]Snow is making travel very difficult on Hwy. 97C — otherwise known as the Okanagan Connector — after heavy snowfall blanketed the route from Merritt to Peachland on Saturday night.

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