A rock slide approximately 25 km west of Kitwanga has reduced Hwy16 to single lane traffic.

Rock slide reduces traffic lane on Hwy16

A rock slide is blocking half of Hwy16 about 70 km east of Terrace.

A rock slide is blocking half of Hwy16 about 70 km east of Terrace.

“It was around 8 o’clock last night we got the call,” said Carney area road superintendent Laurel Kotowsky, who estimated the rocks fell from about 80 m high.

The slide occurred the evening of Sunday March 27, but clean up crews were not called until today.

“We had to wait for geotech to give us the okay that it was going to be safe and that everything was stable,” said Kotowsky at 12:45 p.m. today. “There was stuff falling through the night but now we’ve got the okay so we’ve got equipment on it’s way.”

Currently, traffic has been reduced to a single lane. Drivers are urged to watch for road workers directing traffic, as they are situated just around a tight bend on the highway for those traveling in the eastbound lane.

Kotowsky said the slide is expected to be cleaned by 5 p.m. this evening.

No one has been hurt, she said.

Just Posted

College buys a yurt to boost student success

Round tent-like structure part of college instructional shift

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

Terrace husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for separate incidents of CPR

Council supports lobby for fair share of cannabis tax revenue

The City of Terrace is throwing its support behind a West Kelowna… Continue reading

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Most Read