Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trans-Canada Highway closure west of Field B.C. (updated)

Lake Louise RCMP - UPDATE OCTOBER 28 - Crews have cleared a portion of the rock slide to allow for one lane, alternating traffic to move through the area. In addition, a planned closure west of Field is scheduled to take place for an estimated three hours later this afternoon as additional road work is completed. Motorists travelling Highway 1 are advised to expect delays as this takes place. Traffic is no longer being re-routed however, the alternate route through Highway 93 and Highway 95 to Golden remains open.

Original release (October 27, 2016):

The Lake Louise RCMP would like to notify motorists that the Trans-Canada highway is currently impassable due to a rock slide which occurred late yesterday, West of Field, British Columbia. Anyone planning to travel between Alberta and British Columbia via Highway 1 is asked to choose an alternate route or make arrangements for accommodations as this closure is expected to remain in effect for 24 -72 hours.

The Trans-Canada highway is currently closed to both East-bound and West-bound traffic while crews work to clear the rock slide. Those looking to travel to British Columbia can divert South on Highway 93 to Invermere then go North on Highway 95 to Golden.

An update will be provided by the RCMP when the highway re-opens.

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