CURRENT ROAD ADVISORIES AND INFORMATION

Page last updated: November 28, 2021 – 10:30 am

We are actively responding, monitoring and assessing the many highway closures due to flooding and will continue to do so as we work with local and emergency service partners. Safety is our top priority while we deal with a rapidly changing and difficult situation.

HIGHWAY IMPACTS:

IMPORTANT  TRAVEL ADVISORY 

Updated: 10:30 AM, , Sunday, November 28

Heavy rain is currently forecast through Saturday November 27th.  Due to incoming weather, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has proactively closed Highways 1 through the Fraser Canyon, 3 and 99 on Saturday afternoon.

Assessments are ongoing with nothing further to add at this time.

There is no estimate yet for reopening these.

Further information may be found in the News Release available for these closures.

 

Vancouver Island

Highway 1 – Malahat

  • OPEN – two lanes of traffic restored
  • Width limited, up to 2.6m lanes and subject to intermittent single lane alternating traffic outside peak travel hours
  • Drivers are reminded to drive to conditions, use caution and expect delays

Saltspring Island

  • CLOSED – Fulford Ganges Road. Washout between Dukes Road and Kitchen Road. Local Traffic only.
  • CLOSED – Isabella Point Road. Washout between Musgrave Road and Roland Road. Assessment in progress. Emergency vehicle access and local traffic only.

South Coast

Highway 1 – Popkum to Hope

  • NOTE: Heavy rain is currently forecast through Saturday November 27th.  BC Hydro will be carrying out a dam release.  This highway is closed from 2 PM today (Saturday).  There is no estimate for a reopening time.
  • Currently OPEN to one lane of travel in each direction between Popkum and Hope (Hwy 9 exit to Flood-Hope Exit)
  • Drivers are reminded to drive to conditions, use caution and expect delays

Highway 1 – Abbotsford – Chilliwack

  • OPEN – for vehicles under 63,500 kg only.  Essential travel restrictions are not in effect but travelers are asked to please refrain from Hwy 1 travel through Abbotsford.  No. 3 Rd interchange is not accessible.
  • Please consult the published Travel Advisory.
  • Highway 11 intersection to Cole road is open for emergency agriculture access only

Highway 1 – Fraser Canyon (South Coast and Interior) – Hope to Spences Bridge

  • NOTE: Heavy rain is currently forecast through Saturday November 27th.  Risk of debris flows and flooding.  This highway is closed at 2 PM today (Saturday), with no estimate for reopening.
  • CLOSED – from Boothroyd to Spences Bridge
  • Currently OPEN – for local travel from Hope as far as Boothroyd (through Yale, Spuzzum and Boston Bar), with some Single Lane Alternating.
    • Please do not travel this unless necessary
  • Essential travel only, and watch for ongoing work and traffic control. OTHERWISE CLOSED between Hope  and Spences Bridge.

Highway 3

Hope to Princeton

  • NOTE: Heavy rain is currently forecast through Saturday November 27th.  Risk of debris flows and flooding.  This highway is closed at 2 PM today (Saturday), with no estimate for reopening.
  • Currently OPEN Sunshine Valley to Allison Pass Summit
  • Essential travel only

Between Hope and Allison Pass

  • OPENEssential travel only, and please watch for ongoing work and traffic control to travel in both directions with localized areas of single lane alternating traffic between Hope and Allison Pass.

Highway 5 – Coquihalla

  • CLOSED – Hope to Merritt

Highway 7

  • OPEN – Mission to Hope is open for essential travel only from Glasgow Ave at Murray Street in Mission to 1 km east of Hope.

Highway 8

  • CLOSED from Merritt to Spences Bridge

Highway 11

  • CLOSED – Local detours. Flooding between Hazelwood Avenue and Townshipline Road for 2.9 km
  • OPEN – from Highway 1 south to the USA border

Highway 99 – Pemberton to Lillooet

  • NOTE: Heavy rain is currently forecast through Saturday November 27th.  Risk of debris flows and flooding.  This highway will be closed at 4 PM today (Saturday), with no estimate for reopening.
  • Currently OPEN between Pemberton and Lillooet for essential travel only
  • Only vehicles up to 14,500 kg will be permitted.
  • Drivers are reminded to drive to conditions, use caution and expect delays.

About Essential Travel

Temporary restrictions on travel in areas impacted by flooding are in place to ensure the movement of essential goods and services.

Permitted travel for essential purposes can vary according to the highway being traveled on, and is subject to the Emergency Program Act (EPA) Ministerial Order 450/2021 (PDF, 813KB) and Ministerial Order 453/2021 (PDF, 627KB).

Please refer to the official “Travel and fuel restrictions” page.

You can also call a 1-800 Flood Response Call Line at 1-833-376-2452 for your questions concerning:

  • Essential travel questions
  • Emergency supports
  • Disaster financial aid
  • Insurance
  • Mental health supports
  • Employment Insurance
  • Agriculture
  • Hazardous goods
  • Water quality
  • Utilities

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