A portion of the Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail has been closed due to a mudslide in the area. (File photo)

Mudslide closes Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail

Public is asked to avoid the area for now

The CRD has just announced that the southern section of the Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail (the Great Trail) is closed due to a mudslide.

The closure extends from the Humpback Reservoir to the suspension bridge across the Goldstream River.

The north section of trail from the Goldstream River to Goldstream Heights remains open at this time and crews are assessing conditions on the trail.

There has been no word on when the trail will reopen but the CRD will continue to monitor the situation and advise the public as they learn more about conditions.

The public is asked to respect the closure and avid the affected area.

More information will be released when available.

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