Amudslide near Golden, B.C., will likely keep the Trans-Canada Highway closed until Friday at 9 p.m. MT at the earliest.

The slide happened east of the southeastern B.C. town in the morning, as higher temperatures melted heavy snowfall in the Rockies, saturating the soil.

B.C.'sMinistry of Transportation says a slope still needs to be stabilized before thehighway can re-open.

The ministryis recommending that motorists use Highways 93 from Castle Junction south to Radium and then 95 north to Golden to get around the problem.

Officials warned motoriststobe prepared for lengthy delays.