HOPE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2014) - The Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt has re-opened to traffic following the completion of avalanche control and highway clearing work.
An assessment this morning by avalanche technicians determined that the avalanche control activities carried out yesterday were successful. Highway maintenance crews worked throughout the evening to clear the highway.
The highway was closed due to a storm cycle that created avalanche conditions not seen in the 27 year-history of the Coquihalla Highway.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanks the travelling public for their patience during the closure.
When planning a trip, drivers are advised to check drivebc.ca for the most up-to-date highway information and for tips on safe winter driving preparedness.