Rockslide closes stretch of Highway 3 near Hope
A rockslide closed Highway 3 in both directions near Hope, B.C. on Dec. 5, 2018. (Twitter/BC Transportation)
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:06AM PST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:14PM PST
Crews are working to clean up a rockslide that closed a stretch of Highway 3 near Hope, B.C. in both directions for several hours Wednesday.
The rocks tumbled onto the highway about 11 kilometres east of the city, between First Avalanche Gate and Sunshine Valley.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said a geotechnical assessment was being conducted at the scene.
Pictures of the slide show large rocks covering two full lanes of the highway. Traffic was reopened in obth directions by about 2 p.m., but DriveBC urged motorists to watch for crews on the roadway.
There have been no reports of injuries.
The scene on #BCHwy3, 11 km east of #HopeBC, where rocks have the road closed. Geotechnical assessment is happening this morning. @DriveBC for updates: https://t.co/7nnbjLu7uO pic.twitter.com/ULYE8XWf6g— BC Transportation (@TranBC) December 5, 2018