Mudslide Severs Traffic On Hwy 16 East
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Google map from www.drivebc.ca website shows location of slide
Prince George, BC - A mudslide has completely closed Highway 16, just west of the junction with Highway 5 at Tete Jaune Cache.
Ministry of Transportation and Highway officials say the slide came down and covered both lanes of traffic, approximately 7-km west of the junction.
There is no detour available to motorists hoping to get from Prince George east to Jasper or southeast to Valemount. MOTI is estimating crews may be able to re-open a portion of the highway by 3pm, but, at this point in time, that estimate has a low confidence rating.
Further information is expected at 2pm. Motorists are advised to check www.drivebc.ca for updates.
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