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CanadaVehicle ‘involved’ in Trans-Canada avalanche east of Revelstoke: B.C. Transportation Ministry

23:40  17 march  2019
23:40  17 march  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The Trans - Canada Highway is expected to remain closed between Revelstoke and Golden, B . C ., until at Updated: March 17, 2019 7:08 pm. Vehicle ‘ involved ’ in Trans - Canada avalanche east of “The avalanche did involve one vehicle but did not bury the vehicle ,” the province’s Transportation

Vehicle ‘ involved ’ in Trans - Canada avalanche east of Revelstoke : B . C . Transportation Ministry . Recovery efforts underway after perfect storm on Trans Canada Highway. Trans - Canada Highway closed in N.L. after pileup involving 15 vehicles , trucks. The Trans - Canada Highway is

Vehicle ‘involved’ in Trans-Canada avalanche east of Revelstoke: B.C. Transportation Ministry © Courtesy: Denise Kinney-Bodenham A vehicle in an avalanche path on Highway 1 on Sunday.

The Trans-Canada Highway is expected to remain closed between Revelstoke and Golden, B.C., until at least 3 p.m. Sunday as officials clean up from an avalanche.

The province said no one was hurt when a "small" avalanche came down on Highway 1 around 46 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

"The avalanche did involve one vehicle but did not bury the vehicle," the province's Transportation Ministry said in a written statement.

A picture shared on social media shows a white vehicle that appears to be stuck in the path of the avalanche.

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Vehicle ‘ involved ’ in Trans - Canada avalanche east of Revelstoke : B . C . Transportation Ministry . Recovery efforts underway after perfect storm on Trans Canada Highway. Christa Dao.

The Trans - Canada Highway is expected to remain closed between Revelstoke and Golden, B . C ., until at least 3 p.m. Sunday as officials clean up from an avalanche . The province said no one was hurt when a "small" avalanche came down on Highway 1 around 46 kilometres east of Revelstoke .

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The province said the highway will be closed until the vehicle can be recovered and avalanche control can be completed in the area.

"Warming afternoons create increased avalanche risk at this time of year," the Transportation Ministry added.

"The ministry continually monitors conditions and is actively conducting controls across the service area."

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The highway will also be closed for scheduled avalanche control work east of Golden from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time.

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