12/21/2012 09:03 EST | Updated 02/20/2013 05:12 EST

Trans-Canada remains closed north of Hope

The Trans-Canada Highway remains closed through a section of the Fraser Canyon north of Hope because of the danger of avalanches.

A 42-kilometre stretch of the road has been blocked in both directions from Boston Bar to Lytton since Wednesday.

It’s not clear when the route will reopen.

The Coquihalla Highway and Highway 8 are the recommended alternate routes, but DriveBC is reporting snow and slushy sections along Highway 5.