Two people are recovering in hospital after a rock slide on B.C. Highway 1, according to Parks Canada.
On Tuesday evening, contractors were working while holes were being drilled to place explosives at a rock scaling site, according to our sister station Global News.
The two workers suffer non-life threatening injuries.
The stretch from the Trans-Canada Highway connecting B.C. and Alberta has been shut down because of the slide, which happened about 16 km west of Field.
The road is expected to be closed for the next 24 – 72 hours.
Parks Canada said an update on the approximate time of re-opening will be Wednesday morning.
A geotechnical assessment was underway to ensure the safety of the personnel in preparation of clearing the highway of debris from the slide, according to Parks Canada.