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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 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has closed Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden It's because a severe winter storm has elevated the risk of an avalanche . This section of the Trans And Highway 3 will not have any vehicles travelling from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Kootenay Pass.

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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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Revelstoke (/ˈrɛvəlstoʊk/ is a city in southeastern British Columbia, Canada with a census population of 6,719 in 2016. By 2019, using smartphone data from Telus Insights, the community reported 14

Highway 1, the Trans - Canada Highway between Revelstoke and the Alberta border reopened to traffic around 10 p.m. on Thursday. The route was shut down for about 11 hours following an accumulation of more than 50 cm of snow in 24 hours.

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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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