UPDATE #3 as of 9:15 a.m. – The highway is open to single lane alternating traffic.
UPDATE #2: DriveBC estimates that the Alaska Highway will be reopened in both directions at 9:00 a.m.
UPDATE: According to motorists travelling the Alaska Highway this morning, last night’s wind storm caused snow drifts several feet high to cover the highway surface in some spots. A detour around the incident is available via the 245 Road near the Kiskatinaw River Bridge and the Parkland Road.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Alaska Highway is closed between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek because of debris on the highway.
Heavy winds and warm weather has caused large amounts of drifting in the area. Take caution when driving through drifts as they may be harder than you think. Give your self extra time on your morning commute. #YXJ
— YRB North Peace Ltd (@YRBNorthPeace) February 13, 2018
According to Drive BC, the debris has the highway closed in both directions near the Farmington Store, roughly 25 kilometres north of Dawson Creek.
— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) February 13, 2018
At this point, Drive BC says there’s no estimated time for the highway to reopen. This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once more information becomes available.