A mud slide closed Hwy 16 for the second time in a week near Leona Creek west of Tete-Jaune Cache, 20km north of Valemount and 120 km west of Jasper, AB.Photo courtesy TranBC.ca

For close to a day, travellers have had to sit and wait to proceed from Valemount, after the east-west highway 16 north of town was closed in both directions.

Hwy 16 re-opened single lane alternating traffic 8 km west of Junction with Highway 5 (towards Prince George), in Tete Jaune Cache. The road was closed for close to 24 hours because of a mud slide at Leona Creek.

As of 5:45 pm Sunday June 24th, Hwy 16 north of Valemount was closed in both lanes 26 km east of Junction with Highway 5, in Tete Jaune Cache because of Flooding. No detour is available. Estimated time of opening is 12:00 am as reported on Drive BC. Low confidence level.

West of McBride a mud slide has reduced the road to snigle lane alternating traffic 23 km east of Slim Creek. Updated on Sun Jun 24 at 2:58 pm.