A mudslide has closed Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. - Image Credit: Facebook/Laura Jane Johnston

Work underway to clear TCH mudslide

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopen to single-lane alternating traffic.

UPDATE: Highway open

DriveBC reports the Trans-Canada Highway has reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic.

The Trans-Canada Highway east of Canoe remains closed Tuesday morning, April 18, as work crews clear away debris from a mudslide that occurred the evening prior.

Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said the slide happened approximately 8:35 p.m. in the 1500 block of Highway 1.

“The highway was blocked and a vehicle had to be towed off the top of the slide,” said West, adding no one was injured by the slide and there were no vehicles trapped in it.

Motorists are being rerouted to highways 97A and 97B.

When asked for details about the slide, a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure media spokesperson said they were unable to comment because the provincial election period has begun. The spokesperson deferred to the DriveBC website for further updates.

A geotechnical engineer was reportedly called to the scene of the slide early Tuesday morning, before work began on clearing the debris from the road.

It was raining heavily at the time of the mudslide.

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