Trans Canada will be closed until experts declare slide area safe

By Doug Collins/Global News
March 28, 2017 - 7:05am

YALE — The Trans Canada is still closed north of Yale after a substantial rock slide over the weekend.

There's no estimated time of opening as the area is the subject of an ongoing geological assessment.

Drive B.C. continues to monitor the situation and will provide further updates later this morning.

The slide was about one kilometer north of Yale, and happened Sunday night.

Apparently some cars were damaged in the slide but noone was injured.

Some rock scaling will likely be required to bring down some loose rocks that are still threatening to fall at the site.

Until those rocks are pried loose, and the area is safe, crews can't get in to clear the debris and reopen the highway. 

Prescribed burn near Lytton

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