Crews working at clearing debris that covered Highway 3A at Yellow Lake late last week shutting the road down for several days. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Update: Road repair needed for Highway 3A slide area

Work is still underway to clear a slide that occurred near Yellow Lake

Clean up from the debris that slid onto Highway 3A and shut it down for four days was completed on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, geotechnical engineers have reassessed the site and have determined it is safe to re-open the highway to traffic.

The road re-opened to single lane, alternating traffic at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, however, the ministry stated their is still work required to repair the damage to the highway prior to it being open to two lanes of traffic.

The slid happened around 6 a.m. on April 13 about 18.5 kilometres east of Keremeos at Yellow Lake. A large amount of mud slide down from above, across the highway and into the popular fishing lake.

Flaggers are encouraging commuters to avoid Green Mountain Road due to its condition and rushing water in ditches close to the highway along with water spilling onto the road in some points.

The official detour for those trying to get to Penticton from Keremeos is to take Highway 3 to Osoyoos and then get on Highway 97 to the Kaleden junction. From Penticton to Keremeos take Highway 97 to Osoyoos and get on Highway 3.

The ministry advises motorists to check DriveBC as one hour closures may be required while work to repair the highway is underway.

 

Submitted photo A truck comes to a stop at the site of a mudslide on Highway 3A.

Just Posted

Rikhi family donates $60,000 to Penticton Regional Hospital expansion

Donation made in memory of Raksha Rikhi, a nurse from Summerland

Bobsleigh on display in Summerland

Used sleigh set up in honour of Olympic gold medal athlete Justin Kripps

Penticton RCMP want you to Cram the Kennel

RCMP officers, volunteers will be filling kennels with food and pet supplies donations

Summerland utility rates to increase

Water and sewer rates to rise five per cent; electrical increase is two per cent

Summerland Steam acquires Princeton Posse captain

Junior B team acquires Lane French in exchange for Tristan Hewitt

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

Women charged with stealing money from Okanagan hospice return to court

Susan Steen and Melanie Gray are charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke

A vehicle incident has closed Highway 1 in both directions

UPDATE: B.C. judge grants $10M bail for Huawei executive wanted by U.S.

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Most Read