UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m. – The Alaska Highway is now open from Mile 72 to Mile 81. Pilot cars will lead traffic through the area. The Beatton Airport Road is still closed because of a downed power line.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Beatton River Airport 151 Road — or the Mile 73 road — along with the Aitken Creek Road, are both closed, as confirmed by the Peace River Regional District.
The Alaska Highway is closed in both directions at Mile 73, and no detour route has been established at this time. The traffic closures occurred due to a fire nearby.
Traffic control personnel are on site to assist drivers.