Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

February 20, 2014 20:05 ET

Government of British Columbia: Traffic Advisory

HOPE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 20, 2014) -

Feb. 20, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

HOPE - Motorists are advised that the Coquihalla Highway 5 is closed between Hope and Merritt due to the high avalanche risk.

Snowfall continues with heavy cloud cover throughout the area. It is unlikely that the ministry will complete its assessment and control work before nightfall. Once conditions allow, avalanche control work will take place to ensure the safety of the travelling public.

This current storm cycle on the Coquihalla corridor has resulted in avalanche conditions that have not been seen during the 27 years the highway has been open.

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

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC ΓöÇ drivebc.ca ΓöÇ for the most up-to-date information and should drive carefully and for the conditions.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure apologizes for any inconvenience. We thank the travelling public for their patience.

Contact Information

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