Crews continue to work to reopen Interior roads

By Doug Collins
May 11, 2017 - 6:44am

KAMLOOPS —  While some highways in the Interior are slowly getting back to normal, others are still shut down while workers attempt to clear debris from mudslides and keep the roads safe. 

Highway 8, 25 kilometers west of the Merritt City Centre is expected to reopen to single lane alternating traffic at 8:00 AM this morning after a recent slide.

There could be delays however as you make your way through the area.

Highway 97D 10 kilometers east of the Junction with Highway 97C in Logan Lake is still closed because of a wash out.

No estimated time of reopening as crews construct a temporary bridge at the site. There is no detour available. 

On the Trans Canada, the highway is open east of Canoe after that recent mudslide, but at the East boundary of Glacier National Park, the road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic because of a mud slide there. You can also expect some delays because of rock blasting. 

Meanwhile, crews from the Ministry of Transportation have started to clear debris from the Robinson Creek landslide in the Shuswap.
The slide occurred on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road in Tappen Saturday, hitting the house of 75 year old Roy Sharp who is  presumed dead.
The road remains closed to the public until a culvert is installed, which is expected in the next week.
Thirteen properties remain on evacuation order.



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