Avalanche closes Highway 3 between Elko and Fernie

An avalanche just outside the tunnel on the Fernie side forced the closure of Highway 3 between Elko and Fernie for several hours.

An avalanche just outside the tunnel is closing Highway 3 between Elko and Fernie.

An avalanche just outside the tunnel is closing Highway 3 between Elko and Fernie.

An avalanche just outside the tunnel on the Fernie side on Friday morning forced the closure of Highway 3 between Elko and Fernie for several hours.

At this point the highway has re-opened in both directions and traffic is back to normal.

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