An overnight rockslide closed Highway 3A north of Creston.

UPDATED:After rockslide closed it, Highway 3A reopens between Creston and Kootenay Bay

Highway 3A between Creston and Kootenay Bay reopened to single-lane traffic around 1 p.m...

The east and west Kootenays were cut off from each other for most of Friday, due to a rockslide on Highway 3A and avalanche control on Highway 3’s Kootenay Pass.

A rockslide occurred around 9 p.m. Feb. 20 about 35 kilometres north of Creston near Twin Bays, and closed Highway 3A in both directions. Creston Mayor Ron Toyota informed the Advance that the road was open to single lane traffic around 1 p.m. this afternoon.

West of Creston, Highway 3 was closed for avalanche control until about 4 p.m. Feb. 21, open intermittently to single-lane traffic.

Check back here or visit drivebc.ca for updates.

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