A culvert collapse just outside the north boundary of the Park has closed Highway 4 in both directions. The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on Aug. 16. (Westerly File Photo)

A culvert collapse just outside the north boundary of the Park has closed Highway 4 in both directions. The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on Aug. 16. (Westerly File Photo)

UPDATE: Highway 4 reopens after culvert collapse near Tofino

Lone route between Tofino-Ucluelet was closed in both directions for five hours.

A culvert collapse just outside the north boundary of Pacific Rim National Park shut down Highway 4 in both directions around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The road reopened five hours later.

The impacted area is located near the Tofino cemetery, 9.3-km from downtown Tofino and about 24-km from the Tofino-Ucluelet junction.

No detour was available for motorists.

Repair crews worked as quickly as possible to open the road, according to District of Tofino emergency program coordinator Keith Orchiston.

The culvert is part of a salmon restoration project led by the Central Westcoast Forest Society.

Regular updates will be posted to the Drive BC website.

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