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Update: Hwy 3A near Keremeos reopens after mudslide

The mudslide had covered half of the highway
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A mudslide near Keremeos on Highway 3A has closed the road in both directions Sunday afternoon. (Shirley Booker photo)

5:10 p.m.

Highway 3A east of Keremeos is now open again after a mudslide came down onto half the road.

The highway is now open in both directions.

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A mudslide has closed Highway 3A east of Keremeos on Sunday afternoon.

Mud and rocks started coming down the mountain onto the highway around 2:20 p.m. The area is experiencing torrential rain.

According to DriveBC, Highway 3A is closed in both directions between Main Street and Stagecoach Road. A geo-technical assessment is in progress. The next update will be at 4 p.m.

Drivers can detour via Highway 97 to Osoyoos, then north on Highway 3A.

Rocks came down, crushing Green Lake Road in Okanagan Falls just after midnight Sunday, May 21. That road, which is just beside Highway 97, is currently closed.

Highway 97 in Summerland is down to single lane alternating traffic with intermittent closures due to a landslide that took place there in early May.

READ MORE: Rockslide damages and closes road in OK Falls

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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