UPDATED: Avalanche control closes Highways 3, 31

Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston expected to be shut down until 4 p.m. Thursday

Avalanche control is affecting two nearby highways. File photo

Avalanche control is affecting two Kootenay-Columbia area highways, according to DriveBC.

An eight-kilometre stretch of Highway 31 has been closed north of Galena Bay for avalanche control.

A portion of Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston will also be closed Thursday afternoon between 1 and 4 p.m. for avalanche control.

Avalanche Canada currently lists the South Columbia region, which includes Nakusp, at a high risk of avalanches. The Kootenay Boundary region, which includes Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland and Trail, is ranked as considerably dangerous.

The Trans-Canada Highway is also closed between Revelstoke and Golden because of avalanche danger. It’s expected to re-open at 8 p.m.

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