Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We can't get there from here (for now anyways)

If travelling past Terrace along Highway 16 is on your Thursday agenda, you may have to make other plans as the Ministry of Highways has closed the east west transportation route through the night and into tomorrow.

The Drive BC website offered up the following explanation for the closure of the Yellowhead just east of Terrace on Thursday.

Highway 16 is currently closed due to rock fall debris on the roads and potential further rock instability 30km west of Kitwanga. Geotechnical engineers will be assessing the area at first light to ensure it is safe for our staff to clear the debris. An up-date on the situation will be available by 9 am tomorrow morning. Travellers are asked for patience as our experts work to re-establish traffic on Highway 16. Currently there is no detour in effect. Updated on Wed Nov 26 at 9:56 pm. (ID# 69379)

They won't have an idea as to how long the closure will be in effect until daylight arrives and they can get a better understanding of what has happened and how long it will take to clean it up.

You can check the Drive BC website for updates on the closure and other highway conditions.

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