The B.C. Transportation Ministry is sending out a warning to drivers along the Coquihalla Highway.
The ministry says it has received several reports of people stopping to take pictures of the flood damage.
In the tweet, the ministry said, “The work is impressive. We get it. But you’re putting yourselves and others in harm’s way.”
The highway opened to regular vehicle traffic Wednesday for the first time following the catastrophic damage of the highway during the atmospheric rivers in November.
More snow is forecast to hit the highway on Thursday and drivers are being warned to drive to the conditions.
While the road was open to the public Wednesday, it remains an active worksite with significant repairs still needed.
“A lot of construction involved, a lot of single-lane track, a lot of potholes, the conditions of the road weren’t that good. You can’t pass,” Tony Allen told Global News after driving the route.
“You get stuck behind a big truck and it’s a slow go.”
More than 300 workers have continued working to implement temporary repairs which will allow the continued movement of goods and people while the Ministry of Transportation plans permanent repairs and upgrades to protect against future storms.
— with files from Simon Little