New mudslide forces closure of Freeway 99 between Pemberton, Lillooet |

New mudslide forces closure of Highway 99 between Pemberton, Lillooet  |

2021-12-02 09:56:42

Simply hours after the province reopened Freeway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet, the route was closed once more resulting from a brand new mudslide.

In line with DriveBC, the slide got here down onto a stretch of the freeway between Lil’wat Place and Seton Lake Street.

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The freeway was closed in each instructions from about 9 kilometres north of Pemberton to Lillooet.

DriveBC mentioned an evaluation was underway, with the subsequent replace Thursday at midday.

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Freeway 99 was one in every of solely two routes connecting B.C.’s Decrease Mainland and the remainder of the province, within the wake of a disasters collection of fall storms that triggered flooding and landslides.

It was closed Saturday as a precaution because the second and third atmospheric rivers in a collection of storms arrived in B.C.

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“The freeway infrastructure is weak following current storm occasions. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is monitoring the climate and the efficiency of the freeway,” the province warned in a Wednesday media launch reopening the freeway.

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“Folks needs to be conscious that Freeway 99 and others might be closed at any time ought to situations change.”

A second route, through Freeway 7 and Freeway 3, remained open to important site visitors Wednesday night.

Drivers are being suggested to keep away from journey if potential, and to verify DriveBC earlier than they depart for the most recent situations.


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