Rock slide on Highway 3 damages two vehicles

Another minor rock slide on Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley has resulted in damage to two vehicles.

Two vehicles were damaged after striking rocks on Highway 3 just west of the area where two other rock slides took place earlier this year

Another minor rock slide on Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley has resulted in damage to two vehicles.

Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, two motorists’ vehicles were damaged after encountering rocks that had tumbled on to the highway right of way. One vehicle suffered tire damage, the other a damaged transmission.

The rocks came down on the highway slightly to the west of  the end of an earthen berm that was placed on the highway last January, after an initial slide damaged two vehicles and closed the road for four days. Another slide closed the road overnight on May 4. Both today’s slide and the May 4 slide occurred during heavier than normal rain events.

Another rockslide apparently occurred later in the evening as rain continues to fall in the Similkameen.



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