Severe weather

Slide across Vedder Road near Petawawa. A detour was in place Monday, Nov. 15. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack schools and daycares remain closed for fourth day

‘After reviewing current emergency information, we will continue with school closures,’ officials said

Slide across Vedder Road near Petawawa. A detour was in place Monday, Nov. 15. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
(Hope Standard file photo)

Free showers now available for those stranded in Hope

The Hope Recreation Centre is now open for showers for the people…

(Hope Standard file photo)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)

PHOTOS: Ministry of Transportation releases images of damage on highways near Hope

Section of Juliet bridge has detached and fallen into waterway below

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)
A helicopter lifts off from the Hope Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 with evacuees. Helicopters are being used to drop supplies and bring people out of the town, which is cut off from the province due to several landslides on all surrounding roads. (Virginia White photo)

B.C. STORM: 1,000 cots and bedding being flown into Hope for stranded travellers

Community preparing to care for about 1,200 people another night as crews assess highway damages

A helicopter lifts off from the Hope Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 with evacuees. Helicopters are being used to drop supplies and bring people out of the town, which is cut off from the province due to several landslides on all surrounding roads. (Virginia White photo)
Kal Atwal, Daj Powar and Jesse Sohal were on their way home from a road trip to Whitehorse when they had to stop unexpectedly in Hope. Now, they are making the best of the situation by carrying on with camping. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Campers make themselves comfortable, wait out Hope landslides under overpass

Friends’ road trip to view Whitehorse northern lights now memorable for Hope landslides

Kal Atwal, Daj Powar and Jesse Sohal were on their way home from a road trip to Whitehorse when they had to stop unexpectedly in Hope. Now, they are making the best of the situation by carrying on with camping. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

B.C. STORM: Hope remains cut off from province as community cares for evacuees, stranded motorists

About 1,000 people took shelter, accessed services at Hope secondary school

Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)

White Rock’s pier reopens following closure due to high winds, tide

Precautionary closure lifted as storm subsides

The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)
People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Yarrow residents on evacuation order in Chilliwack

Evacuation route over Keith Wilson bridge for Yarrow residents, emergency responders

People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province shuts down Highway 1 at Abbotsford due to rising flood waters

Highway now closed, cutting off Chilliwack from rest of Lower Mainland

The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)

B.C. STORM: Residents report sewage flowing into lake in Hope as waters rise

Residents at Kawkawa Lake dealing with heavy debris from Johnson Road Creek

Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)
City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order for seven Chilliwack properties

City of Chilliwack declares ‘state of local emergency’ in the wake of flooding

City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)
(Pixabay photo)

Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

(Pixabay photo)
Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order issued for properties in Chilliwack River Valley

Homes on Chilliwack Lake Road and Wilson Road evacuating due to overland flooding, slides

Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langley drenched by downpour

Heavy rain closes roads, snarls traffic

Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Columbia Valley Road heading into Cultus Lake area on Nov. 15, 2021 after record rainfall. (Scott Simpson/Screenshot Facebook)

B.C. STORM: Heavy rains continue to lash Fraser Valley with strong winds by afternoon

Environment Canada’s rainfall warning calls for up to 250 mm of rain by late Monday

Columbia Valley Road heading into Cultus Lake area on Nov. 15, 2021 after record rainfall. (Scott Simpson/Screenshot Facebook)
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)

B.C. STORM: Hydro crews can’t access Chilliwack River Valley power outage site yet

Power is out for about 2,800 customers in Chilliwack indefinitely

Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)
An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)

B.C. STORM: 5,500 Hope hydro customers without power as outage still under assessment

Chaos on highways hampering efforts to restore power to 6,000 customers in Hope area

An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)
A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

British Columbians warned to brace for further torrential rain, flooding through Monday

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Flooding causes chaos, extensive evacuations and power outages for thousands in B.C.

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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