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Highway 1 - Aerial Perspective Of Flooding Between Whatcom And No 3 Road

Assessment of BC Highways storm damage

BC Highways report-Friday Nov 26
BC Highways report-Friday Nov 26

This has been updated as of Friday 9am (November 26)

Here is an overview map from BC Highways & Transportation’s DriveBC.ca website:

BC Highways report-Friday Nov 26.JPG

Under the Province-side State of Emergency, the province has instituted gasoline rationing in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. Non-emergency vehicles are limited to 30 litres per fill-up, so that fuel can be allocated to emergency vehicles, infrastructure repair vehicles, and supply chain truckers.

Under the Province-side State of Emergency, the province is also limiting travel on Highway #7 in the Fraser Valley, Highway #1 between Chilliwack and Hope, Highway 3 east of Hope, Highway #1 from Hope to Boston Bar,  and Highway #99 between Pemberton and Lillooet,  to Essential Travel Only

Pretty well every major highway across the province was affected by the flooding and mudslides:

Highway #1 (Trans-Canada east-west Calgary to Kamloops)

Travel between Calgary and Golden is still  detoured via Highway 95/93 through Radium during fall construction of teh Kicking Horse Pas phase 4, just east of Golden. This will continue until December1, and with overnight detours continuing Dec 1 -23). This detour is unchanged by the current  weather-caused disruption.

  • Mudslide near Eagle River between Kay Falls Bridge and 19 Mile OH Bridge for 1.8 km ( west of Enchanted Forest/Skytrek Adventure Park, 28 to 30 km west of Revelstoke). Road open to traffic. 

View of Three Valley Gap hotel and surrounding mountains

Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Fraser Canyon north-south segment)

Update: Monday November 21: Road re-opened Hope to Boston Bar open to Essential Travel Only

Update: Sunday November 20: Road re-opened Hope to Boston Bar open to Emergency Vehicles Only

  • Lytton – road washed out at Tank Hill railway overpass Highway entirely washed out by rockslide  (this is major – also affecting cross-Canada railway traffic) 
  •  Flooding between Kahmoose Rd and Main St for 30.8 km (Lytton to 14 km south of Jackass Mountain Summit). Mudslide. Road closed. Assessment in progress. Road is closed from North of Boston Bar (Boothroyd) to Lytton. 
  • Yale – Flooding between Flood Hope Rd and Junction Hwy 8 for 144.3 km (Hope to Spences Bridge). Rock slide. Road re-opened Hope to Boston Bar open to Essential Travel Only
  • This section of highway is expected to re-open after December 31 according to BC Highways and Transportation
Hwy 1 at Tank Hill near Lytton and Nicomen-from above
Hwy 1 at Tank Hill near Lytton and Nicomen-from above

Highway #1 (Trans-Canada east-west Lower Mainland from Hope to Vancouver)

Update: Wednesday November 24: Highway 1 between Horseshoe Bay and Chilliwack has opened to general trave

Update: Sunday November 21: Highway 1 between Highway 9 and Hope has re-opened to local traffic

This traffic (ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY) can be diverted to either Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway) to Lillooet and Cache Creek to Kamloops or along #7 (Lougheed Highway) to Hope, and then via #3 Crowsnest Highway to Osoyoos and Penticton, and from there to points further east

  • Between Chilliwack and Hope – Mudslide between Annis Rd and K St for 38.4 km (Hope to 2 km east of Chilliwack). Highway 1 between Highway 9 and Hope has re-opened to local traffic
  • Between Abbotsford and Chilliwack – flooding between Exit 92 and Exit 109: Yale Rd for 18.1 km (Abbotsford to Chilliwack). Road closed.
  • The route between Horseshoe Bay and Chilliwack is open to general travel, though Chilliwack to Hope (like Highway 7 on the north bank) is open only to Essential Travel
Whatcom Road Interchange - Aerial perspective of flooding
Whatcom Road Interchange - Aerial perspective of flooding
  • Highway #1 (Trans-Canada on Vancouver Island)
  • Flooding between Finlayson Arm Rd and Wellswood Rd (Langford). Road closed.
  • Flooding at te Malhat Summit. Road open to traffic. 
Highway 1 Malahat - Crews work to reopen following flooding
Highway 1 Malahat - Crews work to reopen following flooding

Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Highway)

Update: Sunday Novermber 21: Road between Pemberton and Lillooet (and continuing to Cache Creek) has re-opened

Update on Friday November 19th: Road is expected to reopen (for Essential Travel only) sometime Saturday.

This route would be an alternative to #1 and Coquihalla to head east via Whistler to Lillooet and Kamloops

  • Mudslide between Lil’wat Pl and Seton Lake Rd for 81.9 km (9 km north of Pemberton to Lillooet). Road between Pemberton and Lillooet (and continuing to Cache Creek) has re-opened. Essential Travel Only

Highway #7 (Lougheed Highway)

This route, on the north bank of the Fraser River between Hope and Coquitlam, would be an alternative route to Trans-Canada #1.

Update Friday November 19: the BC Ministry of Highways has reopened  this route between Coquitlam and HopeeTO ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY under the State of Emergency. There are some sections with alternating single lane of traffic while road repairs continue.

  • Flooding between Highlands Blvd and Bodnar Rd (between Agazzis and Harrison Mills). Road re-opened to ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Expect checkpoints.
  • Mudslide between Johnson Slough Rest Area and Ross Rd for 12.6 km (Kent to 1 km east of Hope) . Road re-opened to ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Expect checkpoints.
Highway 7 mudslide at Seabird Island
Highway 7 mudslide at Seabird Island

Highway #5 Coquihalla

Update Thursday November 25: the BC Ministry of Highways has announced that temporary repairs will allow the Coqauihalla to reopen for commercial use by end of January 

Update Wednesday November 17: the BC Ministry of Highways has identified FIVE SECTIONS have failed, including major bridges. They have said repairs can take weeks, if not months.

The #5 Coquihalls is open from Kamloops south to Merritt, and the Okanagan Connector is open between Merritt and Kelowna

  • Water pooling between the start of Highway 5 and Exit 231: Mine Creek Rd for 54.4 km (Hope to 12 km north of Coquihalla Summit). Road closed.
  • Mudslide at Exit 202 (11 km south of Great Bear Snowshed). Road closed.
  • there are a total of five sections between Merritt and Hope that need major rebuilding. Expected date of re-opening for commercial use according to BC Highways & Transportation is END OF JANUARY 2022

Highway #3 (Crowsnest Route)

Update Saturday November 20: the BC Ministry of Highways has reopened  this route between Hope and Osoyoos TO ESSNTIAL TRAVEL ONLY under the State of Emergency. There are 3 sections with alternating single lane of traffic while road repairs continue.

  • Mudslide at Sunshine Valley (17 km east of Hope). Road has re-opened to Essential Travel Only. Expect checkpoints.
  • Flooding between Taylor Mill Rd and Old Hedley Rd for 27.9 km (2 km east of Princeton to 6 km west of Hedley). Road has re-opened to Essential Travel Only. Expect checkpoints.
  • Flooding between Cunliffe Rd and Caldwell Frontage (4 km east of Fernie). Road has re-opened to regular travel
Coquihalla Bridge washout
Coquihalla Bridge washout
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