Large section of Trans-Canada Highway closed in B.C.’s Southern Interior

Traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Southern Interior has been stymied by multiple vehicle incidents on Tuesday.

DriveBC is reporting a crash at Townley Street and the east boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park, and the highway is closed east of Revelstoke for 26.4 kilometres.

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The traffic service said a detour was not available and estimated the route would open to single-lane traffic at 10:30 a.m.

However, DriveBC is also reporting a much larger closure along that stretch of the Trans-Canada, from 26 km east of Sicamous to Golden, a total distance of 188.1 km. The closure is due to a vehicle incident in Glacier National Park.

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Traffic was being held at Sicamous and Golden with an estimated time of reopening of 11:30 a.m. PT.

The highway had also been closed for several hours for avalanche control work late Monday.

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