Officials advise mountain motorists to be prepared in wake of slide
Parks Canada officials say a mudslide similar to one that shut down the TransCanada highway near Banff on Friday, could happen again.
A mountain of mud came crashing down, closing all lanes of the highway until Saturday morning.
Spokesperson Omar McDadi told the Calgary Herald that while such evens are rare, they can't rule out the possibility of it happening again.
Therefore motorists are encouraged to be prepared by packing food, water and blankets when travelling through the mountains.
No one was hurt in Friday's slide, but hotels in Banff and nearby Canmore quickly filled up, forcing some travellers to camp out in their cars.