British Columbia Sun

An outline of roadway closings and situations in B.C.

Key takeaways: 

  • Disasters and closings have caused driving in B.C., a difficulty, but this record will aid your method. 
  • Debris is observed at the Highway 7 mudslide west of Agassiz, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

Highways closed down in Canada making driving a hurdle: 

Highways joining the Lower Mainland to the remaining of B.C. have suffered flooding, landslides and in some cases, full disasters since a historic hurricane hammered the region on Nov. 14. 

Numerous people who were left stranded when travel between the Lower Mainland and the remaining of the region was cut off decided to head south into Washington state and back into Canada to get homely. However, the status of highways in B.C. rests ever-changing as current slides are identified and other highways are resumed following cleanup.

Here’s a glimpse at the status of B.C.’s roadways as of Nov. 22, 2021. 

Also read: Incoming ‘parade of cyclones’ dangerous news for flood-submerged B.C.

Routes joining Lower Mainland to Interior

Highway 1: The Trans Canada Highway connecting Hope and Spences Bridge is shut, though it is permitted for necessary travel from Hope as far as Boothroyd (through Yale, Spuzzum and Boston Bar).

Highway 3: Highway 3 has opened within Hope and Princeton following a landslide on Monday morning. As of 5 p.m. Monday, an individual path is clear in each area to necessary travel only. 

Highway 5: The Coquihalla Highway continues to remain shut connecting Hope and Merritt following many, critical disasters that destroyed it last week. No detours are being implied, and specialists state it could be weeks before squads can even start renovating to paths — and repairing roads through winter is not clear.

Highway 99: The highway connecting Lillooet and Pemberton, which was earlier blocked due to a landslide, is now open for necessary travel only and only for tinier vehicles. Officials say nothing larger than a cube van can travel that path at the time. 

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