Just hours after the province reopened Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet, the route was closed again due to a new mudslide.
According to DriveBC, the slide came down onto a stretch of the highway between Lil’wat Place and Seton Lake Road.
The highway was closed in both directions from about 9 kilometres north of Pemberton to Lillooet.
DriveBC said an assessment was underway, with the next update Thursday at noon.
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Highway 99 was one of only two routes connecting B.C.’s Lower Mainland and the rest of the province, in the wake of a disasters series of fall storms that triggered flooding and landslides.
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It was closed Saturday as a precaution as the second and third atmospheric rivers in a series of storms arrived in B.C.
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“The highway infrastructure is vulnerable following recent storm events. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is monitoring the weather and the performance of the highway,” the province warned in a Wednesday media release reopening the highway.
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“People should be aware that Highway 99 and others could be closed at any time should conditions change.”
A second route, via Highway 7 and Highway 3, remained open to essential traffic Wednesday evening.
Drivers are being advised to avoid travel if possible, and to check DriveBC before they leave for the latest conditions.
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