TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

The Coquihalla Highway 5 is closed between Hope and Merritt due to high avalanche risk.

  • Feb. 21, 2014 6:00 p.m.

HOPE - Motorists are advised that the Coquihalla Highway 5 is closed

between Hope and Merritt due to the high avalanche risk.

Snowfall continues with heavy cloud cover throughout the area. It is

unlikely that the ministry will complete its assessment and control work

before nightfall. Once conditions allow, avalanche control work will take

place to ensure the safety of the travelling public.

This current storm cycle on the Coquihalla corridor has resulted in

avalanche conditions that have not been seen during the 27 years the

highway has been open.

Detours are available via Highway 1 at Kamloops and Hope or via Highway 8

at Merritt.

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC drivebc.ca for the most up-to-

date information and should drive carefully and for the conditions.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure apologizes for any

inconvenience. We thank the travelling public for their patience.