Tuesday, February 27, 2018

High Avalanche Hazard makes for latest CLOSURE of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace

There is no travel between Terrace and Prince Rupert today, that
after the Ministry of Transportation closed the highway over the noon hour
owing to what is called a high avalanche risk

Update: The Road was reopened to traffic at 8PM on Tuesday evening

The ROAD CLOSED signs are back up at both ends of Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert as the Ministry of Transportation keeps an eye on a growing avalanche risk.

The road closure notice was issued during the lunch hour, with the estimated time for the reopening of the highway advised as 9PM

The next update on the situation is anticipated for 5 PM tonight.

You can find updates on the road conditions from the Drive BC website and twitter feed.

For the latest images of the highways of Northwest BC see our archive of Highway camera locations across the region.

February has been a particularly rough month for travel between the two communities, with a number of road advisories, road closures and avalanche issues recorded over the course of the last 27 days.

You can review some of the weather woes of 2018 from our archive page here.

Tuesday 8PM: Update The road has been reopened to Traffic

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