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Elevated avalanche risk forces closure of Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden, B.C.

Over 140 kilometres of Highway 1 between Revelstoke, B.C. and Golden, B.C. were closed Wednesday due to avalanche risk. (Photo: X@DriveBC) Over 140 kilometres of Highway 1 between Revelstoke, B.C. and Golden, B.C. were closed Wednesday due to avalanche risk. (Photo: X@DriveBC)
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Highway 1 is closed between Revelstoke and Golden, B.C., due to avalanche risk.

The highway was closed in both directions at 11 a.m. MST Wednesday due to a "high avalanche hazard" between Townley Street and Anderson Road in Revelstoke to one kilometre west of Golden.

According to a Facebook post, the area around Revelstoke has had 40 centimetres of snow over the past 12 hours and more coming.

According to @driveBC, there’s no detour available.

Estimated time of re-opening is Thursday at noon PST. The website will update its status Thursday at 10 a.m.

For updates, go here.

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