UPDATE: Highway 31A open but icy

The highway from New Denver to Kaslo has opened.

  • Jan. 17, 2011 8:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Highway 31A between New Denver and Kaslo has opened up today, but DriveBC still warns of icy conditions.

UPDATE: Highway 31A between New Denver and Kaslo is still closed in both directions due to a high avalanche risk.

An avalanche control is planned with an estimated time of opening at 6 p.m.

Confidence level is high.

Next update at 5 p.m.

The highway from New Denver to Kaslo is closed in both directions because of a high avalanche hazard in the area, according to DriveBC.

Avalanche control is planned for Highway 31A with an estimated time of opening at 4 p.m. today.

The next update will be available at noon.