Highway 1 remained closed in both directions west of Sicamous today (June 10, 2017) due to a washout. It’s expected to be open again on Sunday.
Engineers are continuing to assess the site and construction work is ongoing.
The washout occurred Thursday night when a water and debris field completely covered the Trans Canada.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, the Camp Creek Bridge, 25 km west of Revelstoke was overpowered by the creek, causing a build-up of debris to gather and spill-over and damage the Trans-Canada. Revelstoke RCMP searched the debris field and confirm that no vehicles or person were involved.
EMCON Services and the Ministry of Transportation are working to restore the highway.
Westbound motorist are being diverted to an alternative route; Highway 23 south of Revelstoke to the Shelter Bay Ferry in order to access Highway 6 which will lead travelers toward the North Okanagan area. Eastbound travelers are being diverted at Sicamous.
“With a weekend of heavy volume of summer traffic anticipated, we ask all traveller to be patient and anticipate delays through the alternate routes,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk
“Prepare for the added time to your trip and enjoy some of our towns that you may not have visited this weekend. All are ready to extend some hospitality to weary travellers.”
Please check DriveBC for highway condition updates.