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Nelson–Salmo Great Northern Trail partly reopens

Portions of the Great Northern Trail have re-opened. However, the stretch from Selous bridge to ravine trestle remains closed due remediation work. - Samuel Dobrin photo
Portions of the Great Northern Trail have re-opened. However, the stretch from Selous bridge to ravine trestle remains closed due remediation work.
— image credit: Samuel Dobrin photo

Two sections of the Nelson–Salmo Great Northern Trail have reopened, but a third stretch isn't expected to be fully available to hikers again until early September.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay says the trail is now accessible from Salmo to Selous Creek and from the ravine trestle to Troup Junction, but remains closed from Selous bridge to ravine trestle due to construction.

The previous closures were due to grizzly bear sightings and a slide in the spring that damaged the ravine trestle.

Joe Chirico, the regional district's general manager of community services, said remediation at ravine trestle will be ongoing throughout July and August. The closure will be intermittent to allow Yellowhead Road and Bridge crews to move trucks and equipment within the trail. The trestle is expected to be completed by early September.

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