Highway 837 has been opened to one lane only as crews continue to work clearing debris from the area. Use caution when using this road.

A road closure on Highway 837 due to a sizable landslide.

Yesterday, May 22, at roughly 4pm, a landslide occurred on Highway 837 just west of Kirkpatrick.

"We have had a recurrence of the slide in the area of Highway 837," said Wayne Wood from Alberta Transportation. "This time it was a fairly major slide that occurred yesterday."Slide 1Landslide covering a portion of Highway 837

The stretch of road the slide aftermath has covered is unusable for vehicles until transportation crews clear the way.

"At the moment the highway remains closed while crews continue to remove debris," explained Wood. "It's still very active as well. There is still debris coming down off the hill."

"The ferry is operating 24 hours a day to accommodate traffic in the area. Highway 838 is being used as an alternate route," he concluded. "We're telling folks to keep their eyes on 511, there will be constant updates on 511 as to the status of the highway."

Like Wood outlines, the best way to get around the area is Highway 838 or using the available ferry. DrumFM will make an update on this story as the details become available.

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