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Robert Service Way Escarpment Slide Update #2
Whitehorse – Commuters are advised to adjust their travel plans, and use alternate routes or modes of transportation as a result of yesterday’s escarpment slide.
Robert Service Way, from the roundabout to Miles Canyon Road near Yukon Energy Corporation, remains closed until further notice. Affected areas of the Millennium and Airport Trails are also closed.
Commuters should anticipate delays in travel time and increased traffic congestion during these closures. Please allow for more travel time, and consider carpooling, using transit, choosing active transportation, or working from home, if possible.
Transit service to Lobird has also been affected with Route 5 now detouring along Second and Fourth Avenue, Two Mile Hill, and Hamilton Boulevard. Passengers should expect delays.
Standard Bus has also been informed, and alternate routes are planned for student transportation.
As a reminder, the area around the slide remains unstable and is considered a high-risk, active site. The public is instructed to avoid the area.
The City of Whitehorse continues to monitor the situation, and updates will be provided as they become available.
A/Manager, Strategic Communications