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Highway routes impacted by flooding and slides

Getting in and out of the North Okanagan isn't going to be easy today (Monday).

A number of major highway routes are disrupted because of weather-related conditions.

Specifically, Highway 97A, three kilometres south of Sicamous at the Two Mile Bridge, is closed in both directions because of flooding. As of 6:36 a.m., there was no estimated time as to when the highway may reopen.

Because of a mudslide, Highway 1 is closed between Perry River and Revelstoke. As a result, the Ministry of Transportation says there is high traffic volume on alternate routes, including the ferry crossings on Highway 6 at Needles and Highway 23 at Galena Bay.

Delays of up to two hours are expected at Needles and delays of up to eight to 10 hours are expected at Galena Bay.

The recommended route between the Okanagan and Alberta is Highway 3.

For more information on Highway conditions, go to www.drivebc.ca.

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