Pine Pass open after avalanche

Photo: This photo was taken Monday afternoon over the avalanche in the Pine Pass – Provided by Tech Helicopters of Prince George

 

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As of 4p.m., Highway 97 is now open in the Pine Pass.

The road is now open to single-lane alternating traffic. Motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.  Highway 97 at the Pine Pass, approximately 70 km south of Chetwynd, was closed by an avalanche on Sunday afternoon, which left the highway covered with as much as two metres of avalanche debris.

Avalanche technicians mobilized overnight, assessed the alpine area by helicopter, triggered additional avalanches to clear the snow pack and determined the area is safe for workers and motorists. 

Drivers are still encouraged to check drivebc.ca for road condition updates.

 

Photo:  Another shot of the Avalanche in the Pine Pass – Provided by Tech Helicopters of Prince George

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