B.C. road report: Here's which highways are closed due to flooding, mudslides
Several major highways have been recently closed or closed for weeks due to a "parade" of severe storms passing over southern B.C.
As of Thursday, here's what drivers need to know, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
Highway 1/Trans-Canada Highway
- open between Popkum and Hope, but drivers are warned to expect slower speed limits, delays and traffic pattern changes;
- closed between McCallum and Yale roads;
- open between Yale Road and Highway 9.
- open to local traffic between Hope and Boothroyd, with some single-lane alternating sections;
- closed between Boothroyd and Lytton;
- closed between Lytton and Spences Bridge.
The Malahat stretch on Vancouver Island is open, but lane width is limited and there may be areas where traffic is limited to a single lane in alternating directions.
- open between Hope and Princeton, but for essential travel only;
- closed with a detour in the Princeton east area.
The highway is closed between Hope and Merritt.
The highway is open for essential travel only between Mission and Hope.
The highway is closed between Merritt and Spences Bridge.
- closed between Hazelwood Avenue and Townshipline Road;
- open from Highway 1 south to the U.S. border
There are no official closures between Bella Coola and Anahim Lake, but drivers are warned in a travel advisory to avoid non-essential trips and use caution, as flooding and rockslides are possible.
The highway is closed due to a new slide, and the area is being assessed.
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