Highway 1 was closed east of Revelstoke due to an avalanche. (Denise Kinney-Bodenham photo via Facebook)

Highway 1 was closed east of Revelstoke due to an avalanche. (Denise Kinney-Bodenham photo via Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 1 now open after avalanche

There were no injuries

Highway 1 is now open after being closed east of Revelstoke due to an avalanche.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure confirmed that a small natural avalanche occurred 46 km east of Revelstoke on Highway 1 around 1 p.m.

One vehicle was involved but not buried. There were no injuries reported on scene and no onsite arrival of a Medivac helicopter.

“Warming afternoons create increased avalanche risk at this time of year,” said a spokesperson from the ministry in an email. “The ministry continually monitors conditions and is actively conducting controls across the Service Area by Ministry Avalanche Technicians.”

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More information to come.


 

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Highway 1 was closed east of Revelstoke due to an avalanche. (DriveBC photo)

Highway 1 was closed east of Revelstoke due to an avalanche. (DriveBC photo)