Mudslide on Highway 1.

UPDATED: Highway 1 open

BC Highways has a high confidence level that Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke will be open this afternoon (June 7)

Highway 1 through Glacier National Park, between Golden and Revelstoke, has been closed for more than a day due to a mudslide.

It just re-opened early this afternoon (June 7).

Lack of precipitation through the night enabled crews to make progress with the control and clean-up of debris flow.

Motorists should expect minor delays as crew and equipment continue to clean up the site.

The Trans Canada was closed between Revelstoke and Golden because of a mudslide near the east boundary of Glacier National Park (known as the East Gate Landslide on Heather Mountain).

Mud and debris are still flowing at the site but decreased rain through the night reduced the flow and allowed workers to begin clean-up operations.

With rain forecast over the next few days, Parks Canada crews are also clearing out the containment and ditch systems using excavators and loaders in order to prepare for any future debris flow.

Parks Canada thanks motorists for their patience during this time and reminds them to drive safely. The safety of travellers and clean-up crews is Parks Canada’s primary concern.

Should inclement weather impact the highway in the area of the East Gate Landslide again, updates will be posted immediately on the DriveBC website (www.drivebc.ca) and overhead signs in Revelstoke and Golden.