July 8, 2017 1:38 pm
Updated: July 10, 2017 2:51 pm

BC wildfires lead to a number of highway closures

A number of major highway routes are closed throughout the province today due to the numerous wildfires burning around B.C. Here are the latest closures but check DriveBC before heading out.


British Columbia is under a province-wide state of emergency as wildfires that have forced thousands from their homes show no sign of abating.

The wildfires have closed a number of major highways.

Highway 1 is still closed in both directions between Ashcroft and Cache Creek. A 15-kilometre portion of the highway starting 10 kilometres west of Cache Creek is also closed.

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There is also a closure on Highway 1 westbound, four kilometres west of Savona.

Highway 97 is closed from Cache Creek to Clinton. The highway is also closed from 100 Mile House to 17 kilometres north of Lac la Hache. It’s also shut down 15 kilometres south of Quesnel.

Highway 5A is closed at Highway 3 in Princeton and at Coalmont road. Highway 24 is being proposed as an alternate route, along with Highway 12.

READ MORE: B.C. wildfires map 2017: Current location of wildfires around the province

In Ashcroft, Highway 97C is closed at the Highway 1 junction. It’s also closed westbound from Logan Lake to Ashcroft.

Highway 99 has been shut down in both directions at Highway 12 from Lillooet to Cache Creek.

For more information on B.C. road closures, visit Drive BC.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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