Government of British Columbia



Government of British Columbia

February 24, 2014 15:43 ET

Government of British Columbia: TRAFFIC ADVISORY-Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

HOPE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2014) -

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

HOPE - Motorists are advised that the Coquihalla Highway 5 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, for helicopter avalanche control work to ensure the safety of the travelling public.

Over the past three days, high winds and new snow have continued to fill the avalanche paths. This planned closure will allow crews to conduct helicopter avalanche control to reduce the snowpack in avalanche paths and then clean up any deposits that reach the highway.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanks the travelling public for their patience during the closure.

Detours are available via Highway 1 at Kamloops, Highway 1 or 3 at Hope and Highway 8 and Highway 1 at Merritt.

The schedule of this control work may be revised based on weather conditions. Please check drivebc.ca for the most up-to-date highway information and for tips on safe winter driving preparedness.

Contact:
Robert Adam
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
250 356-8241

Contact Information

  • Robert Adam
    Government Communications and Public Engagement
    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
    250 356-8241