February 14, 2014 18:17 ET
KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 14, 2014) -
Feb. 14, 2014
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
KAMLOOPS - Motorists are advised that the Coquihalla Highway 5 will be closed starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, for avalanche control work to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
The closure is anticipated to last approximately four hours, which 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.
Detours are available via Highway 1 at Kamloops and Hope, or via Highway 8 and Highway 1 at Merritt.
Depending on weather conditions, there may be periodic closures on other B.C. highways for avalanche control throughout the weekend.
Drivers are advised to check DriveBC - drivebc.ca - for the most up-to-date information, and are further advised to drive carefully, respecting road conditions.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure apologizes for any inconvenience.
Government Communications and Public EngagementElizabeth ThomsonMinistry of Transportation and Infrastructure250 356-8241
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