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Sinkhole on Highway 1 diverting traffic into Banff

Traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway has been re-routed through the town of Banff on Thursday evening, creating an even bigger logjam than usual.

A sinkhole seven metres long and two metres wide has opened on the highway. RCMP have closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 between the Norquay and Compound Road exits.

The sinkhole on Highway 1, Thursday, Aug.31, 2023

Traffic is being re-directed into town.

The line of traffic is long.

Making the detour even more time-consuming is the railway crossing vehicles now must go over.

No word on how long road repairs will take.

Thursday night, two-way traffic will share the westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway.

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