British Columbia

Coquihalla Highway reopens

B.C.'s Coquihalla Highway reopened Wednesday afternoon after being closed because of the high risk of avalanches.

B.C.'s Coquihalla Highway reopened Wednesday afternoon after being closed because of the high risk of avalanches.

Heavy snow closed the Coquihalla on Tuesday and Wednesday because of avalanche risk. (Leia Hutchings/CBC)

The road was closed between Hope and Merritt Tuesday afternoon because of heavy snowfall.

The mountain highway is the main route between Vancouver and the province's Interior. Alternate routes from Hope to the B.C. Interior include Highway 1 and 8 to Kamloops; and Highway 3 and 97 to Kelowna.

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