Yukon's North Klondike Highway opens to single lane traffic after crews clear landslide debris

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Yukon’s North Klondike Highway is open to single lane traffic after multiple landslides closed the road in two sections last Thursday. 

The slides occurred between kilometre 666 and 674, approximately 10 kilometres south of the Dempster Highway cut-off, and kilometre 693 to 696 at Rock Creek just north of the Dempster Highway cut-off.

The closure meant people in Dawson City were unable to access the section of the highway that connects Rock Creek Subdivision and Henderson Corner, or points further south.

People coming north from Whitehorse were unable to access the Dempster Corner. 

Jim Regimbal is the northern superintendent for highways with the Yukon Government. He told CBC News on Friday there was an excess of 10 slides that were affecting the road. 

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