Canada Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke amid avalanche control, won’t open until morning

06:21  14 february  2018
06:21  14 february  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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An 18-kilometre stretch of Highway 1 near Revelstoke will be closed in both directions on Wednesday morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. 12 – Avalanche warning issued for BC’s south eastern interior. And it’s coming as crews conduct avalanche control in the area.

Updated 0235 GMT February 14, 2018 1 . The closure is happening on an 18-kilometre stretch of highway . Read more ».

A search and rescue helicopter heads toward a deadly avalanche site in a March 14, 2010 photo near Revelstoke, B.C. © Jeff McIntosh/CP A search and rescue helicopter heads toward a deadly avalanche site in a March 14, 2010 photo near Revelstoke, B.C.

An 18-kilometre stretch of Highway 1 near Revelstoke has been closed in both directions and it's not expected to open until Wednesday morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The closure is happening at a point between 26 kilometres and eight kilometres west of the city in B.C.'s Columbia-Shuswap region, according to DriveBC.

And it's come as crews conduct avalanche control in the area.

Revelstoke sits in a region where there's "extreme" avalanche danger at alpine levels, and "considerable" danger at the treeline and below, according to Avalanche Canada.

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Source: http://ca.pressfrom.com/news/canada/-63413-highway-1-closed-near-revelstoke-amid-avalanche-control-won-t-open-until-morning/

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