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Post : Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke amid avalanche control, won’t open until morning
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4024368/highway-1-closure-revelstoke/
Posted : February 13, 2018 at 9:28 pm
Author : jesserferreras
Tags : highway 1 close, Highway 1 closed Revelstoke, Highway 1 Closure, highway 1 closure revelstoke, highway closure revelstoke, revelstoke highway 1 closure, revelstoke highway closure
Categories : Weather

An 18-kilometre stretch of Highway 1 near Revelstoke has been closed in both directions and it's not expected to open until Wednesday morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The closure is happening at a point between 26 kilometres and eight kilometres west of the city in B.C.'s Columbia-Shuswap region, according to DriveBC ( http://www.drivebc.ca/#listView&severity=Major&xtg=Major%20Events ) .

WATCH: Jan. 12 - Avalanche warning issued for BC's south eastern interior

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And it's come as crews conduct avalanche control in the area.

Revelstoke sits in a region where there's "extreme ( https://www.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/south-columbia ) " avalanche danger at alpine levels, and "considerable" danger at the treeline and below, according to Avalanche Canada.

READ MORE: B.C. Family Day weekend traffic snarled by cold weather, high avalanche danger ( https://globalnews.ca/news/4017862/bc-family-day-traffic/ )

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