UPDATE: 10 a.m.
DriveBC reports that crews still expect the highway to reopen at about 3 p.m. Friday.
ORIGINAL: 6:30 a.m.
Highway 1 is closed in both directions after a rock slide Thursday afternoon forced crews to close the highway for cleanup.
The rock slide just after 1 p.m. took out a large semi-truck about six kilometres east of Spences Bridge, south of Ashcroft.
Transportation crews arrived on scene and reported the driver walked away unharmed.
As of this morning, crews anticipate the highway will reopen by 3 p.m. Friday, putting the total closure time at more than 24 hours.
Westbound and eastbound detours are available on nearby highways.
DriveBC’s next update is expected at 10 a.m.
REMINDER – #BCHwy1 CLOSED 6km east of #SpencesBridge due to a rock slide, Assessment ongoing. Detour available.
Highway will be closed overnight, next update at 10AM. Estimated time of opening Friday Jan 19 at 3:00 PM https://t.co/zteR0pZr1X
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) January 19, 2018
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