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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.

 

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