Prince George, British Columbia – The Pine Pass on British Columbia’s Highway 97 between Prince George and Chetwynd has been reopened. The highway was closed by an avalanche on Sunday afternoon, which left it covered with as much as two metres of debris.

The road is now open to single-lane alternating traffic and motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Highway 1 through the Rogers Pass east of Revelstoke has also been reopened, but Highway 1 east of Golden, through the Kicking Horse Canyon, remains closed, with a six-kilometre section affected by avalanches. With weather permitting, the estimated time of reopening is Wednesday.

Other routes that remain closed because of high avalanche hazard are Highway 1 from Field to Lake Louise; Highway 23 from Revelstoke to Mica Dam; Highway 31 from Gerrard Bridge to the junction with Highway 23; Highway 31A from Kaslo to New Denver; and Highway 3 in Kootney Pass, with a short-term closure in effect.

For details on avalanche-related closures, visit Avalanche Advisory.

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