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.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) December 8, 2023
This closure came the same day as a similar closure of Highway 4 at Cameron Bluffs due to a rockslide.
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.