Slide closes road to Stewart

ROAD ACCESS to the tiny community of Stewart is once again cut off.

A slide caused by heavy rain last night at the Bear Glacier, approximately 38km east of town on Hwy37A, has closed the road.

The slide occurred one week after road access was restored by rebuilding sections of the highway, clearing slides and replacing a bridge heavily damaged by flooding.

It's been raining heavily in Stewart and area for weeks, but the downpour intensified beginning Sept. 5.

There's no estimated time of when Hwy37A will open again.

Meanwhile, guided convoys continue to be used on Hwy37 North north of the Meziadin Junction because of flooding there.

And while there is two-way traffic on the Nisga'a Highway in the Nass Valley once more, motorists are urged to take caution because of a shoulder washout between Gitwinksihlkw and Greenville.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

New Riders of the Purple Sage still rocking
Okanagan eyeglasses headed to Cameroon
Pair arrested for numerous alleged thefts in Okanagan Similkameen area
District of Sparwood shuts down Well #3 due to selenium levels
Prince Rupert students complete work on healing and reconciliation gift to government
Liberals, NDP spar over MMBC recycling rollout
Rotary connector trail extension enhances Rails to Trails project
Pay more for Columbia River, minister tells U.S.
Dreamlift Flight touches down on fun

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.