Temporary barriers to be installed along Malahat after rockfall: Transportation Ministry

The Malahat was closed in both directions Friday afternoon after several large rocks fell onto the highway.

According to Drive B.C., both lanes of the highway were closed between Finlayson Arm Road and West Shore Parkway for about 90 minutes

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A small rockfall closed the same section of highway in both directions on Sunday. The Transportation Ministry said crews were performing “preventative rock scaling” in the area Friday morning, but geotechnical engineers have confirmed that work was not related to the rockfall.

The ministry said it would be installing temporary roadside barriers on the shoulder in case any further material comes down.

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