A mudslide has closed Highway 18 to Lake Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Mudslide closes Highway 18 to Lake Cowichan for westbound traffic

A detour is being put in place on Cowichan Lake Road

UPDATE: Highway 18 is open for eastbound traffic only. There is a detour in place for westbound traffic. Eastbound traffic should expect minor delays.

Highway 18 in the Cowichan Valley has been closed due to a mudslide.

Mainroad Contracting was notifying the public Thursday afternoon that the main artery connecting the Cowichan Lake area to the rest of the Cowichan Valley is closed in both directions.

A detour is being put in place on Cowichan Lake Road between Cowichan Lake and Skutz Falls, they said.

More as it becomes available.

Just Posted

Number of ancient humans continues to grow after discovery

Scientists identify at least 12 species outside of Homo sapians following discovery in Philippines

Peninsula grandmothers salute Roaring ’20s fashion

May 3 event in Sidney benefits Grandmothers Helping African Grandmothers

Deep Cove man running 50 km every month through his 50th birthday year

Ultrarunner hopes Deep 50 Challenge will raise $5,000 for Help Fill A Dream

Oak Bay to host secondary suite open house on Thursday

Online secondary suite survey will run April 25 until May 10

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Most Read