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Mudslide forces closure of Hwy. 8

August 8, 2016 8:41 A.M.
Highway 8. (Thompson-Nicola Film Commission)

A mudslide forced closure of Hwy. 8 16 km east of Spences Bridge overnight Sunday, Aug. 7.

Mud covered the road surface after a heavy downpour swept through the area Sunday evening, 15 km west of the Dot Ranch Cutoff Road. There was no report of damage to the roadway.

The highway isn’t expected to reopen until 1 p.m. Monday. 

Travellers are advised to detour via Hwy. 1. at Cache Creek.

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