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BC mudslides, ongoing construction could lengthen long weekend road trips

However long the GPS says the route will take, drivers heading into BC or north of Calgary may want to add a little time to their long weekend itineraries.

Though this year’s Victoria Day travellers do not have to deal with icy roads this year, mudslides and lane restrictions could still cause delays.

Likely the biggest impediment is along the Trans-Canada Highway where the road is reported to be in good shape but Drive BC has put out a mudslide travel advisory for the route just west Golden, into Glacier National Park and Revelstoke.

Lanes in both directions could be closed at any time in the next several days as heavy rain is expected.
Drivers are advised to take another route if possible or leave early to avoid long lineups in the event of a delay.

After that stretch, the highway route is reported to be in good conditions through Kelowna up until entering the Vancouver area.

In Alberta, Highway 93 through Jasper National Park and Highway 3 through Cranbook are expected to remain good long weekend routes.

Drivers heading north of Calgary towards the Edmonton area can expect to add up to 30 minutes extra to their route to take into account ongoing construction along the Queen Elizabeth Highway 2.

Some lane restrictions and slower speed zones may be in effect at times around Olds and through the Red Deer area.

Anyone heading east to the flat lands and drivers heading to the US boarder can expect the usual spring drive.

The border crossing themselves are expected to be busy and drivers can note the only 24hour crossing into the US is The Sweetgrass/Coutts border crossing at Highway 4.