Mudslide causing major delays on Highway 16 near Tete Jaune Cache

Global News

A mudslide on Highway 16, two kilometers east of junction with Highway 5 in Tete Jaune Cache, is causing major delays for drivers coming in and out of the province.

The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic.

Lisanne Bowness with the Ministry of Transportation says the mudslide is small to moderate in size, with debris covering approximately three quarters of the highway.

The ministry has a geotechnical engineer en route to evaluate the slide.

Meanwhile, crews are working to clear debris from the highway.

It is expected Highway 16 will re-open later this evening.

Alternative routes in and out of BC from Alberta include Highway 1 and through Highways 2 and 97 in the Peace area.

The ministry says people travelling within B.C. along highway 16 and 5 are not affected.

The slide has occurred on the portion of Highway 16 east of the junction, and it’s the traffic…

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