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.

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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


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