Trans-Canada Highway to close again Saturday for avalanche control

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File photo: Plow trucks clear the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke on Dec. 20. Photo: DriveBC Highway Cam image

The Trans-Canada Highway is scheduled to close east and west of Revelstoke on Saturday for the second day in a row for avalanche control, as highway crews try to deal with the ongoing ‘atmospheric river’ that is leaving huge snowfall in its wake.

For more on the situation, see our story on the weather system here:

Trans-Canada Highway to close east of Revelstoke Friday as huge snowstorm looms

Even by Revelstoke standards, this snowstorm has been exceptional. Revelstoke Mountain Resort got 34 centimetres in the past 24 hours and 47 centimetres in the past 48 hours.

Highway travel alerts are in effect for Rogers Pass and Eagle Pass.

East of Revelstoke, crews will shut the highway from 4 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 21.

West of Revelstoke, the highway is scheduled to close from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Dec. 21. As of Friday evening, a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke.

Check drivebc.ca before you go. Please slow down when driving during poor highway conditions: these conditions create a likelihood of a highway tragedy in the Revy area this weekend.

Is your vehicle up to winter regulation? For info on winter travel safety and B.C. requirements, see shiftintowinter.ca, the official  B.C. government website developed as a guide for safe winter driving.