Rockslide closes highway

Scaling work finished last night on Malahat Drive after Saturday evening's closure

Rock scalers worked throughout the evening, Dec. 23 securing the area after a rock slide on Saturday.

A 1,000 pounds of rock slid onto the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 22 around 3 p.m. The rocks fell over the northbound lane.

Yesterday, rock scalers used hand tools to remove remaining loose materials. The highway was closed for 20-minute intervals from 6 to 9 p.m. while the work was complete.

The rock slide occurred about 250 metres north of Ice Cream Mountain near Goldstream Provincial Park. No vehicles were involved and no one was hurt.

Shortly after the slide the highway was closed and later opened for single-lane alternating traffic at 4:30 p.m. The highways was fully open at 8:45 p.m.

The Ministry of Highways and Transportation is investigating.

 

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