Photos of the rock slide show large boulders pulling down trees and power lines. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo

Update: Highway 3 reopened after rock slide Tuesday evening

Rocks on the road prompted a highway closure overnight into Wednesday

Highway 3 was closed overnight Wednesday 11 kilometres east of Hope in both directions due to a rock slide, it was re-opened at 2:30 p.m.

DriveBC is reporting the highway closure is due to rocks on the road between First Avalanche Gate and Sunshine Valley Tuesday night. No vehicles were caught in the slide, according to search and rescue manager Stacey Gauthier with Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue.

Rescuers were initially dispatched due to fears that vehicles were caught in the slide, they were later stood down after receiving confirmation that no vehicles were involved.

A geotechnical assesment was taking place Wednesday morning, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

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