People Stranded by Hwy 7 Landslide Can Pick Up Their Vehicles Friday | The Canadian News

People who were forced to abandon their vehicles on Highway 7 near Aggasiz, BC, when they were rescued from the landslides last Sunday, were told how to get them back on Friday.

The Transportation Ministry said vehicles left on the road between Seabird Island and Johnson Slough were being towed to the Agassiz Cultural and Recreation Center at 6660 Pioneer Ave.

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Owners can pick them up on Friday between noon and 8pm, but are asked to contact Reliable Towing at 1-888-463-8621 before going out to pick up their vehicle.

Owners will also need to show a government-issued photo ID in order to pick up their vehicles.

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“Due to the high volume of calls, owners are asked to be patient when trying to find information about their vehicles,” the ministry said.

More than 300 people, 26 dogs and a cat were rescued by helicopter after being stranded on the road between Agassiz and Hope.

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Hundreds of people were forced to sleep in their vehicles overnight as a result of the landslides, triggered by heavy rains over the weekend when an atmospheric river dumped precipitation from the Pacific Ocean.

Highway 7 was temporarily reopened to commuters and commercial vehicles stranded in Hope by multiple slides, but has since been closed to all but emergency vehicles to allow highway crews to make repairs.

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