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Avalanche alert ends, highway reopened between Rupert and Terrace

Highway 16 may be closed until 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
DriveBC shows a severe avalanche risk on Jan. 30 between Prince Rupert and Terrace. (DriveBC)

The Ministry of Transportation shut down Highway 16 overnight between Prince Rupert and Terrace due to a high avalanche risk.

In the morning, DriveBC reopened the road but warned of minor delays due to snow removal.

DriveBC had posted at 8:26 p.m. Jan. 30 that the highway 13 km east of Port Edward and 35 km west of Terrace would be closed until noon Jan. 31.

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