Brief evacuation lifted in northeastern B.C. after crash south of Pouce Coupe

An evacuation order was issued by the Peace River Regional District for part of Tomslake, B.C. on Wed. Dec. 21, 2022, due to a vehicle accident. It was rescinded later that day. Peace River Regional District

Officials in northeastern British Columbia have rescinded an evacuation order issued Wednesday after the crash of a tanker truck carrying hazardous material.

A statement from the Peace River Regional District says the truck was monitored overnight.

It says the evacuation order for a small area between Pouce Coupe and the Alberta boundary was lifted because there was no further risk to the public.

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The order had covered about half a dozen properties in a one-kilometre radius around the community of Tomslake on Highway 2.

The regional district and RCMP have not said what was spilled or whether there were any injuries linked to the crash.

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DriveBC, the Ministry of Transportation’s online traveller information system, shows Highway 2 is open.

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