Highway 4 reopens after overnight closure due to winds

Highway 4 reopens after overnight closure due to winds
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Crews at Highway 4 on June 23 preparing the road to reopen to single-lane alternating traffic.

Highway 4 is once again open to single-lane alternating traffic after it was closed overnight due to the high winds.

In a tweet, Drive BC announced the reopening and asked drivers to watch for traffic control and to expect delays.

The high winds caused potential safety concerns for the cranes that were suspending mesh wire that were put in place to catch debris that would have otherwise fallen onto the road. Officials had to lower the mesh wire due to the winds, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

The highway had initially reopened at 3:15 p.m. on Friday after being closed since June 6 due to the wildfire.

Five-and-a-half hours later at 8:30 p.m., the province announced the re-closure of due to the winds.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday morning, the highway reopened once again.

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