Cleanup crews work to clear a patch of road in between Salmo and Nelson after a mudslide occurred earlier this week

Spring weather gives rise to issues

Mud slides in the area have closed several sections of highway including an area of road between Nelson and Salmo

Spring weather has been causing problems this week.

Mud slides in the area have closed several sections of highway including 13 kilometers south of Nelson that was limited Thursday to only single lane alternating traffic. A slide also caused delays near Galena Bay.

Mudslides have also caused closure of the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail between the Stanley Street entrance and Hall Siding.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay reports the closure is a precaution as there may be risk of additional slides or flooding in the area.

Current spring conditions have also caused elevated levels of turbidity in water sources near Riondel where the RDCK has announced a water quality advisory is in effect.

This temporary measure is to protect water users from risk of waterborne disease. People with weak immune systems, those over 65 years of age, children under 12, people with chronic illness and those seeking additional protection are advised to boil water for human consumption for at lease one minute.

The RDCK warns this water quality advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

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