Breaking News: Rock Slide Forces Closure of Highway 3 in Okanagan-Shuswap Region, Properties Evacuated
November 6, 2023: Keremeos, BC - A rock slide has prompted the closure of Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) in both directions, causing significant travel disruptions in the Okanagan-Shuswap region. The slide occurred between Hedley-Nickleplate Rd and Ashnola Rd, covering a stretch of 5.5 km, which is located 3 to 9 km west of Keremeos.
Authorities have confirmed that the road is impassable, with no estimated time for reopening currently available. A detour route has been established to assist motorists, redirecting traffic via Highway 97 to Highway 97C and then onto Highway 5A.
The latest update, issued on Monday, November 6, at 1:50 AM PST, indicates that the road closure will persist. The next update is expected on Monday, November 6, at 1:00 PM PST.
Motorists are urged to plan their routes accordingly and stay updated on the situation. Local authorities are working diligently to clear the debris and ensure the safety of all travelers. Further details will be provided as the situation develops.
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