Highway 28 fully reopens to traffic after landslide

Highway 28 fully reopens to traffic after landslide

A stretch of Highway 28 that was previously closed due to a landslide has now fully reopened.

On Dec. 7, just before 12:30 p.m., DriveBC announced Highway 28 was closed near Westmin Road due to the landslide.

An hour-and-a-half later, the highway, located near Strathcona Provincial Park in between Campbell River and Gold River, reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.

At 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, Drive BC announced the highway had fully reopened.

This closure came the same day as a similar closure of Highway 4 at Cameron Bluffs due to a rockslide.

RELATED: Closure planned for Hwy 4 at Cameron Lake Bluffs due to ‘minor rockslide’: province

In the Cameron Bluffs rockslide, the debris was “intercepted” by rock-fall mitigation barrier and fencing that was put in place after the wildfire damaged the hillside next to the highway this summer.

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