Delmar Phinney, co-owner of The Dusty Trunk store in Cottonwood, which is directly across the highway from where the breach occurred, watches crews work on the Highway 26 washout Saturday, May 9. (Arthur Topham photo)

PHOTOS: Washout closes Highway 26 in Cottonwood

The washout is across from The Dusty Trunk, and a detour is in place

Crews have been busy working to repair a washout that has closed a section of Highway 26 in Cottonwood.

The washout occurred Friday, May 8 on Highway 26 (the Barkerville Highway) across from The Dusty Trunk store, Roadside 77 Grill and Del’s Snowmobile Museum.

The highway is closed at that point, but a detour is available through the parking lot of the store. The next DriveBC update is expected Monday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

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Crews have been working for several days to repair a washout on Highway 26 in Cottonwood. This photo was taken Saturday, May 9. (Arthur Topham photo)

Crews work to repair a washout on Highway 26 in Cottonwood Saturday, May 9. The highway is currently closed, and a detour is in place. (Arthur Topham photo)

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