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UPDATE: Highway 97A still closed due to mudslide

A mudslide has closed Highway 97A near Sicamous

  • Tue Mar 14th, 2017 12:16pm
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UPDATE: Wednesday 9:10 a.m.

Highway 97A remains closed due to a mudslide that occured on Tuesday.

A geotechnical assessment has been completed; however there is no estimated time of reopening the road.

Check DriveBC for updates on this situation.

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UPDATE: 4:10 p.m.

Highway 97A remains closed and has no estimated time of reopening.

An update will be provided on March 15 at 8 a.m. by DriveBC.

A geotechnical assessment has been completed and clean up is reported to be underway

A detour is available on Highway 97B and Highway 1.

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UPDATE: 12:50 p.m.

According to a witness on scene, the mudslide occured approximatly half a kilometre south of the Hummingbird Beach Resort.

A geotechnical engineer is reportedly been called in to assess the area.

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A mudslide has closed Highway 97A in both directions south of Sicamous.

DriveBC is reporting the mudslide occurred near Swansea point, 10 kilometres south of Sicamous.

An assessment is in progress and a detour is available on Highway 97B and Highway 1.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

Check DriveBC for updates.

 

Viewer submitted: Dave Schurek