UPDATED: Hwy. 4 reopens after debris shuts down Tofino-Ucluelet highway, again

UPDATED: Hwy. 4 reopens after debris shuts down Tofino-Ucluelet highway, again

Road reopened around 4 p.m. Monday.

Commuters travelling between the Tofino-Ucluelet region and the rest of Vancouver Island were once again stuck on either side of Sutton Pass on Monday as debris shut down the road in both directions for several hours.

The road reopened around 4 p.m.

Debris shut the highway down for roughly three hours on Friday and DriveBC offered a similar timeline for Monday’s incident.

The frequent debris is being caused by rock blasting work being done as part of the provincial and federal government’s joint $38 million Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements project.

In a Facebook post Monday morning, travellers were warned that a closure could be coming.



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