The Trans-Canada Highway has been washed out at Carrot Creek by floodwaters close to the east gates of Banff National Park
Before it washed out, as a precautionary measure, the highway was closed in both directions on the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff.
“Crews are trying to do their best, but further down the road, culverts are filling,” said Banff National Park spokeswoman Michelle Macullo. “The highway is closed in both directions, so you can’t get in.
Highway crews have already closed Highway 93 North to the Jasper National Park border and south to Kootenay, as well as the westbound lanes of the TransCanada Highway by the Mount Norquay exit into Banff. A mudslide hit a section of the highway at 1 a.m.
“The slide is in the same place it was last year,” said Macullo. “Crews are working on it and we’ve brought in extra equipment.”
Campers have also been evacuated from three campgrounds. The Johnson campground, Two Jack lakeside campground and Castle campground were all shut down as a precautionary measure. Campers were sent to Tunnel Mountain for the night.
“We’re advising people to avoid creeks and the rivers. We want people to stay safe,” Macullo said.
Sunshine village access road closed to flooding and bank erosion.