UPDATE (11:37 a.m.):
Drive BC is reporting that traffic is flowing once again after the downed power lines blocking Highway 3 near the Elko Tunnel have been cleared.
ORIGINAL STORY (9:57 a.m.):
Downed hydro lines have forced a full closure of Highway 3 near the Elko Tunnel.
According to Drive BC, debris on the highway from the downed lines has caused the closure.
There is no estimated time of re-opening as of yet.
MyEastKootenayNow.com will update as more information becomes available.