Highway 99 closure between Pemberton and Lillooet will remain on Thursday

HIGHWAY 99 will remain closed today (Thursday, December 2) between Pemberton and Lillooet, as crews prepare to clear the highway following recent slides, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced.

The highway was closed Wednesday evening due to a mudslide. Another larger debris flow occurred overnight in the closure area near Duffey Lake, depositing a significant amount of material across the highway.

No drivers were affected by the first slide, after which the highway was pre-emptively closed. The second, larger slide occurred after this.

Because of what is in the debris flow and how much there is, cleanup will be challenging. Geotechnical and operational crews are evaluating the site and will begin cleanup and repairs as soon as possible.

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