A high avalanche hazard has closed Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert.
The transportation ministry says the highway is closed in both directions as of 7:00 p.m. The road is closed 35 km west of Terrace to 13 km east of the Port Edward turnoff.
The region has been hit by a heavy dump of wet snow Friday and Saturday.
Officials with the Ministry of Transportation say there is an assessment of the highway under way.
An update is expected at 12:00 a.m.
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