B.C. rain storm: Drivers warned to avoid Coquihalla and Highway 1 due to mudslides, rockslides and flooding
An “atmospheric river” hit southern B.C. on Sunday, dumping huge amounts of rain across the region and causing widespread flooding, mudslides and rockslides. Watch this file for updates as well as…
The Ministry of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid Highway 1 and the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy. 5) in the Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon due to widespread mudslides, rockslides and flooding.
According to latest reports on DriveBC’s Twitter account , the Coquihalla is closed between Hope and Merritt due to a mudslide.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 1 between the Highway 9 turnoff and Herrling Island are also closed due to a mudslide.