Parks Canada officials confirmed on Saturday afternoon that all east and westbound lanes on Highway 1 have been fully reopened after a sinkhole caused temporary detours earlier on Thursday.
UPDATE - All east and westbound lanes on Highway 1 have been fully reopened! A heartfelt thank you to Parks Canada team members for all their work and to the Town of Banff, RCMP and Standish for their support. Stay up to date with traffic conditions by checking @511Alberta pic.twitter.com/c6qGHVfSzU— Banff National Park, Parks Canada (@BanffNP) September 2, 2023
On Thursday afternoon, the seven-metre long and two-metre wide sinkhole formed on the TransCanada Highway 1. The sinkhole had forced eastbound highway traffic to be detoured at Norquay Road into [Banff] town, left at Railway Avenue, down Elk Street to Banff Avenue and north back to the Highway.
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