Highway 16 closed for avalanche control

Closure between the Port Edward Turnoff and Shames Mountain Road from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Highway 16 will be closed in both directions for approximately three hours while crews do avalanche control work between the Telegraph Point rest area and the Kasiks River Bridge.

READ MORE: Vehicle extricated from rock slide on Hwy 16, occupants unhurt

According to the Drive B.C. website, the closure will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 21.

The road will be closed for 23.3 kilometres between the Port Edward Turnoff and Shames Mountain Road (54 kilometres east of Prince Rupert to 58 kilometres west of Terrace).

Drive BC will update the status of the highway at 1:30 p.m.

READ MORE: highway updates here


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

UPDATE: Missing Prince Rupert resident found safe

Courtney Nicole Dudoward has been located, according to her family

Ava Clarance vaults into Rupert gymnastics history

Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association sending first ever athlete to B.C. Winter Games

A new vision unveiled for Prince Rupert

City, DP World, PRPA, Ridley Terminals, Community Futures, Raymont Logisitics unveil Rupert 2030

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue responds to gas leak on Third Ave.

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue was dispatched to a carbon monoxide alarm

LETTER: Closed door is best deterrent in Port Edward

Re: Council decision Nov. 26 to reject rezoning of adjacent properties to Kinnikinnick campground

Only one week left for Santa Shops Here grand prize

Inland Air harbour tour for four up for grabs

WEB POLL: Did the Redesign Rupert 2030 plan meet your expectations?

Prince Rupert got a glimpse of the 2030 vision this week as Redesign Rupert partners unveiled plans

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Most Read