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UPDATED: Hwy 3 west of Creston remains closed due to mudslide

A detour is available on the Kootenay Lake Ferry, but commuters could see wait times

UPDATE:

Highway 3 was now opened to single lane alternating traffic, following a major mudslide on May 17.

Cleanup continues, according to BC Transportation.

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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.

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.

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