British Columbia Sun

Highways closed around BC as rain pummels the region, resulting in mudslides

Key takeaways: 

  • Flood alerts declared highway 5 closed between Exit 202 and exit 217, drivers requested to take highway 3. 
  • A mudslide shut Highway 1 between Popkum and Hope, BC, east of Chilliwack. 
  • Rains all over the region have resulted in traitorous situations, shutting the Coquihalla and other major highways. 

Highways closed in Popkum and Hope due to mudslides: 

Drivers are being requested to circumvent any dispensable travel in BC after rainstorms resulted in mudslides and numerous highway shutdowns all over the territory. 

According to DriveBC, a mudslide just after the Great Bear Snowshed flowed over the southbound paths of Coquihalla with rocky debris casing the highway. 

At around 10 am, highway 1 was also shut as a rock slide between Toll Road and Skalula Crescent, north of Yale, BC. The highway was also shut east of Chilliwack as a big mudslide through the Herrlingh Island zone. \

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DriveBC states the Coquihalla will be shut between Exit 202 and 217, with the upcoming update on the highway to come on Monday. 

They state drivers can take Highway 3 as another route while Highway 5 remains shut. 

Other highways all over BC, including the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 11, were also pompous by debris flows and flooding on Sunday. 

DriverBC states there is presently no access to the Sumas border crossing to the US, but authorities are evaluating the situation. 

It states drivers can utilize the Aldergrove crossing till its usual closing at 8 pm, or cross through the Peace Arch or Pacific Highway crossings which will remain open overnight. 

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