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Vehicle caught in small avalanche in B.C. Interior

Monday, March 18th 2019, 8:32 pm - No injuries reported, Highway 1 was closed 2 hours

One vehicle was trapped in an avalanche on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke on Sunday, the province says.

The Trans-Canada highway was closed for nearly two hours between Revelstoke and Golden to allow workers to remove the car, which was not buried, and clean up the avalanche.

There were no injuries.

CBC avalanche car larger 19-03-18 (2) This picture posted on Facebook shows a vehicle caught in a minor avalanche between Revelstoke and Golden B.C. on Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Denise Kinney-Bodenham/Facebook)

The avalanche occurred around 1 p.m., approximately 46 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

The province says warming afternoon temperatures create increased avalanche risk at this time of year, but officials are monitoring conditions and doing avalanche control.

This story originally appeared on CBC.ca

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