Highway 3 was now opened to single lane alternating traffic, following a major mudslide on May 17.
Cleanup continues, according to BC Transportation.
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) May 19, 2018
Highway 3 just west of Creston remains closed in both directions after a mudslide hit the stretch of road Thursday evening.
Mud, dirt and trees slammed down onto the highway, blocking both lanes of traffic.
Reminder #BCHwy3 is closed 30 Km west of #CrestonBC (Kootenay Pass) due to mudslide. Cleanup in progress. We're looking at an estimated opening between 9 am and 3 pm tomorrow. @DriveBC for info/updates: https://t.co/ro3YtE5xeZ pic.twitter.com/kEEsuZbtzP
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) May 18, 2018
According to Drive BC, an assessment of the area is in progress and a detour is available via Kootenay Lake Ferry. DriveBC warns commuters this could have add additional travel time of more than two hours, plus further delays at the ferry.
Further west the same highway is reduced to single lane, alternating traffic due to a washout on Kootenay Pass, approximately 15 km east of Salmo.