The Trans-Canada Highway was closed at Three Valley Gap in both directions due to a giant boulder in the middle of the highway, 20km west of Revelstoke for about an hour this morning.
Cars were backed up on Hwy. 1., and at about noon witnesses said crews were working to clear the debris.
The incident comes in the same week that Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee and Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok are meeting with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena to discuss Three Valley Gap.
In his most recent MLA report Clovechok said that he has been told a pilot project to install safety netting in Three Valley Gap will begin this summer.
The road is now open to single lane alternating traffic.
A look at the rockfall that has #BCHwy1 closed at Three Valley Gap (20km west of #Revelstoke). We're assessing https://t.co/J0DeU2VJJG pic.twitter.com/OfdKzYtnCb
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) April 18, 2018
OPEN #BCHwy1 – Rocks on road at #ThreeValleyGap now has the highway operating at a single lane alternating traffic pattern. Drive safely and expect delays. https://t.co/WwuyBoceug
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) April 18, 2018
For up to date road conditions visit, DriveBC.ca.
One lane alternating traffic doesn’t seem to be doing much of anything for Westbound traffic on #Hwy1 #ThreeValleyGap #Revelstoke pic.twitter.com/gvuQYJdyNz
— Jim Browning (@revelstokejim) April 18, 2018
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