Whitehorse quickly pulls back from reopening Robert Service Way 24/7, after 'unanticipated' slope movement


The City of Whitehorse’s plan to fully reopen Robert Service Way to traffic fell almost as quickly as the landslide that closed the roadway last month.

The city announced early Thursday afternoon that the road — one of the main arteries into the downtown — would now be open 24/7 as the risk of more landslides had been “mitigated as much as possible.” The Millennium Trail was also open again to pedestrians and cyclists, the city said.

Less than three hours later, the reopening plan had been scrapped because of “unanticipated movement observed late this afternoon by the slope scanner,” according to a statement. It said the road and trail would be closed again at 7 p.m.


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