(UPDATE: April 19, 2018 @ 6 a.m.)
DriveBC is reporting that Highway 3A near Castlegar is now open to single lane alternating traffic after crews spent yesterday clearing a mudslide.
Crews from each side of the mudslide along #Hwy3A north of Castlegar have now met up with each other. The highway will be open to single lane alternating traffic tonight. Check @DriveBC_K for updates. pic.twitter.com/FUrtTIuyLS— YRB Kootenay Ltd (@YRBKT) April 19, 2018
(Original Story: April 18, 2018)
Highway 3A is closed in both directions after a major mudslide this morning.
The slide is located about 2 kilometres east of Brilliant and just north of Castlegar. An assessment is currently in progress and a detour for smaller passenger vehicles through Pass Creek Road is available.
Commercial vehicles are asked to use Highway 3 Bombi Summit.
Dealing with this debris torrent across #BCHwy3A right now near Brilliant just north of Castlegar. Detour for smaller passenger vehicles through Pass Creek Road. Commercial vehicles please use Hwy 3 Bombi Summit. #Kootenays pic.twitter.com/XmttzibV23— W Kootenay District (@TranBC_WestKoot) April 18, 2018