The spate of warmer weather and upcoming atmospheric river event on Tuesday have forced the closure of Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon.
The closure of Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon is from Yale (Victoria Street) to Boston Bar (Old Boston Bar Road) starting on Monday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m. until further notice.
Highway 3 east of Hope will close for avalanche control at 9 a.m.
“The closure will be re-evaluated daily by the ministry’s avalanche team, with the highway reopening when it is safe, which may take several days given the upcoming weather system.”
ALERT – #BCHwy1 will CLOSE from #Yale to Jackass Summit north of #HopeBC at 8AM today due to elevated avalanche risk. #BCHwy3 will CLOSE for avalanche control east of Hope at 9AM.
With these two roads closed, access to #Vancouver #LMD #YVR is limited to #BCHwy99
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) January 10, 2022
Please check DriveBC.ca for updates.
The MOTI avalanche program is run by highly trained avalanche professionals who monitor weather and snowpack conditions continuously during the avalanche season. The program manages more than 60 avalanche areas that include almost 1,400 individual avalanche paths throughout the province.
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