Alaska Highway closed north of Fort Nelson, road washed out

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The Alaska Highway washed out north of Fort Nelson at Contact Creek on Friday and remains closed to traffic in both directions.

The Yukon government tweeted photos of the damage, which happened in British Columbia between Liard Hot Springs and Watson Lake.

The highway, also called the Alcan, is the route between the Lower 48 and Alaska. Drive BC indicates there is no available detour. The Stewart- Cassier Highway is an inconvenient and lengthy alternative.

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