Closure on Hwy 3 this afternoon from 1 – 2 p.m.

Avalanche control work will block highway an hour - detour available.

DriveBC is advising Hwy 3 will be closed from 5 km east of Kootenay Pass Summit to Kootenay Pass Summit for avalanche control from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT today (Sunday March 17th).

Detour available from Nelson to Creston, Hwy 3A, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Estimated travel time 2.5 hours.

For more details on B.C. Highways road conditions and travel updates, visit


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