November 24, 2017 11:24 am
Updated: November 25, 2017 1:24 am

Westbound section of Highway 1 partially open following mudslides

Long lines and delays continue this hour for drivers hoping to travel the highway between Chilliwack and Hope.

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Following a series of mudslides along Highway 1 on Wednesday night, a westbound section of the road is now open to one lane of traffic in each direction at Hope.

The road remains closed eastbound at Bridal Falls. Take Highway 7 or Highway 11 for an alternate route.

It is not expected to open until Saturday.

Credit: B.C. Ministry of Transportation.

B.C. Ministry of Transportation.

Credit: B.C. Ministry of Transportation.

Three mudslides brought things to a halt between Hope and Highway 9, just before Bridal Falls, on Wednesday night.

READ MORE: Mudslides close Highway 1 from Bridal Falls to Hope

“There’s a lot of moisture that we’re dealing with and there’s some trees that were falling,” said Maziar Kazemi with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We want to reinstate the flow of some of the creeks that got shifted a little bit because of the debris flow, and that’s kind of the main concern here at this site.”

Drivers are urged to check Drive BC for updates on the closure.

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