Highway 1, 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke looking west on Jan. 12, 2022. (DriveBC image)

Highway 1, 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke looking west on Jan. 12, 2022. (DriveBC image)

UPDATE: Highway 1 open between Sicamous and Revelstoke after closure for avalanche control

Avalanche control work was completed around 3:15 p.m.

Update, 4:15 p.m.

Highway 1 between Sicamous and Revelstoke is open after an earlier closure for avalanche control work.

DriveBC announced the reopening around 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 12.

Original story:

Highway 1 is closed between Sicamous and Revelstoke due to high avalanche risk in the area.

DriveBC announced the closure around 1 p.m. on Jan. 12. Avalanche control work is underway between the Griffin Lake Avalanche Gate and Clanwilliam Bridge for 15.4 kilometres.

A detour is not available and DriveBC expects an update on the situation around 6 p.m.

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