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



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