Parts of the Robert Service Highway and the Millenium and Airport trails near downtown are closed due to a landslide.
According to Whitehorse Fire Chief Jason Everitt, the road could be closed for several days.
The landslide occurred around 3 p.m. on April 30, Everitt said. Loose debris from the escarpment slid onto the road and over the guard into a section of the Millenium Trail. It stopped on the ice surface of the river.
There were no injuries that responders are aware of, Everitt said.
Material was continuing to slide down the hill around 4 p.m.
People are asked to avoid the area. Responders are setting up barricades and detours that will direct traffic to the Alaska Highway. The road is completely blocked by trees and dirt.
The closure stretches from the Robert Service Way Roundabout to Miles Canyon Road near Yukon Energy Corporation, according to a city press release posted on May 1.
City of Whitehorse engineering staff will be conducting a geotechnical assessment, Everitt said.