Mudslide closes Trans-Canada between Revelstoke and Golden

Highway may open at 6 p.m. tonight, rainfall warning continues.

The Trans-Canada is closed between Revelstoke and Golden after a mudslide swept across the highway about 60 kilometres west of Golden.

DriveBC announced the closure at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. They say the highway will be closed until about 6 p.m. tonight, but are expressing low confidence in that prediction. DriveBC is set to update the situation today at noon.

The Revelstoke area was buffeted with heavy rains last night. A rainfall warning was in effect for the West Columbia at the time. Environment Canada has updated and continued the warning, forecasting 20 to 50 mm of rain today and tonight.