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Highway closed on Friday


The Haines Highway will be closed all day Friday, June 21, starting at 7 a.m. between Canada Customs, and Mile 90, Blanchard River.

The road will be closed for one day while Yukon highway crews work to repair a large culvert near Haines Summit. 

Due to higher than normal water levels, the integrity of the culvert has been compromised. The closure is necessary to prevent a significant washout that may close the road for a longer period of time, and to ensure the safety of the traveling public, according to Yukon’s transportation department.

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