British Columbia

Trans-Canada Highway reopened after avalanche near B.C.-Alberta border

The highway was closed in both directions from Field to the Alberta border.

Tractor-trailer was involved in the slide, driver uninjured, officials say

A semi was caught in the avalanche that swept over the Trans-Canada Highway near Field, B.C. (Parks Canada)

No one was hurt when an avalanche rolled over the Trans-Canada Highway in southeastern British Columbia early Wednesday morning.

Jamieson Harbottle, the fire chief in nearby Field, B.C., said no vehicles were hit by the slide.

"There were no injuries," he said. "There was one truck that tried to drive through the debris, but there was no one involved in the avalanche."

A B.C. Transportation Ministry advisory said both directions of the highway were closed off from Field to the boundary with Alberta.

The road reopened around noon.

Crews work to clear the Trans-Canada Highway after an avalanche swept onto the road on Wednesday. (Parks Canada)