Shawnigan Lake Road closed Saturday afternoon

Shawnigan Lake Road closed Saturday afternoon

Road closed at Sooke Lake Road; update expected at 4 p.m.

A section of Shawnigan Lake Road was closed on Saturday afternoon due to downed powerlines.

According to DriveBC’s Vancouver Island Twitter account (@DriveBC_VI), the road was closed at the intersection of Sooke Lake Road, four kilometres north of the Malahat Summit, due to downed hydro lines.

Traffic was detoured via Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road for the duration of the closure.

As of 2:30 p.m., an assessment was still in progress, and an update was expected at 4 p.m.

More information when it becomes available.