A mudslide closed Highway 33 just north of Rock Creek Sunday afternoon. (Google Maps image)

Update: Highway 33 open, mudslide cleared

Slide occurred two kilometres north of Rock Creek Sunday afternoon

Update: August 16

The mudslide at Highway 33 is now cleared and all lanes are open.

Update: 3:15 p.m.

Highway 33 is now open to single lane alternating traffic following a mudslide that closed the highway Sunday afternoon.

The slide, which occurred two kilometres north of Rock Creek on the Kelowna-Rock Creek highway, was reported by DriveBC shortly after 1 p.m.

Drivers are currently experienceing delays of up to 20 minutes, DriveBC said in a statement.

—-

Original

Highway 33 is closed in both directions near Rock Creek because of a mudslide Sunday, DriveBC says.

The slide, which occurred two kilometres north of Rock Creek on the Kelowna-Rock Creek highway, was reported by DriveBC shortly after 1 p.m.

No detour is currently available.

An assessment is in progress, with the next update slated for 5 p.m.

Related: Highway 3a remains closed Sunday


Parker Crook | Reporter

@MrParkerJCrook

Send Parker an email.
Like the The Morning Star on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

South Okanagan community taking action on fire prevention

Community working to prevent a repeat of last summer’s wildfire

In today’s Okanagan flood water, a reflection of 67-year-old history

In 1951, floods north of Oliver led to the government blowing out the highway to relieve pressure

Role of bylaw is ever-changing

Bylaw department faces variety of challenges

Grants for seniors housing project in Okanagan Falls

The move means other organizations who regularly get the grants may be left scrambling

Open letter to Premier John Horgan

LETTER: Group called First Things First Okanagan promotes action on climate change

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision in last B.C. election

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

B.C.’s 2-year lobbying ban starts May 1

Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists can grant exemptions from the prohibition if public interest

Horgan speaks of government’s successes to ‘friends’ at CUPE BC convention

CUPE BC president Paul Faoro said was first time a B.C. premier addressed convention in some time

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Crowe was a coach on the American team from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2006

5 things to know about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Canada

Number of illegal border crossings are up this year – as RCMP, military, politicians try to combat

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest one male on child pornography charges

Search of Canoe residence leads to seizure of computers

Most Read