Highway 16 expected to remain closed throughout the day

Anyone planning to travel east this weekend should either plan for a lengthy detour or stay home.

  • Aug. 15, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Anyone planning to travel east this weekend should either plan for a lengthy detour or stay home.

Drive BC reports that Highway 16 is closed from four kilometres east of Topley to 18 kilometres west of Burns Lake due to forest fire activity and is expected to remain closed for the next 24 to 48 hours.While the road is closed, traffic is being diverted to the 150 Colleymount/Morice gravel road.

The next update on the situation is expected at 1 p.m.

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