Highway 1 will be closed tomorrow for avalanche control east of Revelstoke.
The closure will last from 4 a.m to 1 p.m between Revelstoke and Golden over Rogers Pass. DriveBC also warns that the west side of Revelstoke may also close, depending on conditions.
There is currently a winter storm bearing down on Revelstoke with up to 75 cm expected by Saturday.
UPDATE – #BCHwy5 – Snowfall in progress, with a significant snowfall expected for the mountain passes! Snow begins this evening and continues into Saturday. 30-60 cm of snow by late Friday afternoon for #Coquihalla #AllisonPass #KootenayPass #RogersPass #BCstorm #BC pic.twitter.com/bss1643urb
— DriveBC TOK (@DriveBC_TOK) December 20, 2019
Avalanche Canada is forecasting high avalanche risk for most of the mountains in the interior.
The storm is part of a Pacific frontal system crossing B.C. that will stall across the southern interior tonight.
This week, Highway 1 has been littered with accidents and vehicles in ditches. There was one fatality on Rogers Pass Monday and a trucker outside Sicamous was trapped for six hours yesterday. To get him free, BC Hydro had to cut power the Sicamous for most of the day. He had non-life threatening injuries.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort has gotten almost 80 cm of fresh snow this week.