Just hours after the province reopened Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet, the route was closed again due to a new landslide.
According to DriveBC, the slide went down to a stretch of road between Lil’wat Place and Seton Lake Road.
The highway was closed in both directions from about 9 kilometers north of Pemberton to Lillooet.
DriveBC said an assessment was underway, with the next update on Thursday at noon.
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Highway 99 was one of only two routes connecting the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and the rest of the province, in the wake of a series of fall storm disasters that led to flooding and landslides.
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It was closed on Saturday as a precautionary measure as the second and third atmospheric rivers in a series of storms arrived in BC.
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“The highway infrastructure is vulnerable after the recent storms. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure is monitoring the weather and the performance of the highway, ”the province warned in a press release on Wednesday that reopened the highway.
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“People should know that Highway 99 and others could be closed at any time if conditions change.”
A second route, via Highway 7 and Highway 3, remained open to essential traffic Wednesday night.
Drivers are advised to avoid travel if possible and to check DriveBC before departing for the latest conditions.
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