Trans Canada closures for avalanche control today

By Kiss FM News
December 30, 2016 - 10:38am

VERNON, B.C. — Heavy snow and numerous accidents shutdown the Coquihalla and Trans Canada highways last night for a few hours and travel won't be much better today on either.

There are compact snow and slippery sections on all the mountain passes after up to 20 cm. fell last night.

There is a travel advisory out for the Trans Canada this morning as well.  Avalanche control will be taking place meaning the highway is being closed in both directions in a number of locations.

It is closed with now from the West Boundary of Glacier National Park to the East Boundary and will be until 1 p.m. this afternoon...there is no detour.

Both lanes will be shut down from 8 km to 26 km. west of Revelstoke from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Then from noon to 1  pm 44 to 53 km. east of Revelstoke will be closed...and from noon to 2 p.m. 2 km. to 17 km. east of Golden will be shutdown for avalanche control.

It will be slow going out there for sure on the highways through the passes today. You will need patience.

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