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Highway 4 slated to reopen late Wednesday morning after strong winds shut down corridor


On Tuesday, July 25th, the section of Highway 4 which was impacted by the Cameron Lake Bluffs wildfire was once again closed — this time due to high winds. 

Crews on site have been working to install permanent netting to block falling debris from falling on vehicles which travel through that section of highway over the past week, but they deemed it unsafe to work in the high winds on Tuesday. 

Workers were able to work through the night after the high winds died down and they were able to successfully repair one of the cranes holding the netting.

Once the work on the crane is complete, the roadway will be opened once again to intermittent single-lane traffic.

BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure say the work is expected to be completed by 11:30 a.m. and travellers will once again be able to travel through that section of highway. 

Highway 4 will remain open for the remainder of Wednesday, July 26h and then will be once again closed periodically beginning on July 27th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for rock-scaling work.

There is a detour route that is available to travellers who must commute at the times of the closures. 

Curtis Blandy

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