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Multiple highways closed

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m.

A mudslide on Highway 97 at Clinton and Cache Creek has now been cleared off the road.

DriveBC said the highway is now open in both sections.

A mudslide 23 km west of Savona has closed Highway 1 and also a mudlside closed Highway 99 in both directions near Hat Creek Corner. 


UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

Mudslides are wiping across the northern part of British Columbia after heavy precipitation from a storm on Saturday night. 

"There were areas like Lillooet and Kamloops that did receive very heavy precipitation,” said BC Wildfire Service fire information officer Rachel Witt. 

Highway 97 in both directions at Clinton and at the Junction of Highway 1 at Cache Creek are both reduced to single lane alternating traffic due to a mudslide. 

Highway 99 in both directions at Hat Creek Corner is closed due to a mudslide.

"After multiple mudslides, crews are working to clear debris on Highway 1, 97 and 99 in the South Cariboo," tweeted BC Transportation. 


ORIGINAL: 9:45 a.m.

Drivers along a number of highways throughout the province are experiencing delays Sunday morning. 

Drive BC is reporting sections of Highway 1, Highway 97 and Highway 99 are closed due to mudslides.

Highway 1 is closed in both directions 23 km west of Savona because of Mud Slide. Alternate route available via Highway 5 North. Crews are in the process of removing debris and an estimated time of opening to single lane alternating traffic is 12:00 p.m. 

Highway 1 is closed in both directions from Spences Bridge to Cache Creek because of a mudslide. Crews are assessing the situation. 

Highway 97 is closed in both directions at Clinton due to a mudslide. Crews are assessing the situation. Drivers can use Highways 5 and 24 as a detour. 

Highway 97 is closed northbound at the Junction with Highway 1, at Cache Creek because of a mudslide. Crews are assessing the situation. Drivers can use 97C as a detour. 

Highway 99 is closed in both directions at Hat Creek Corner because of a mudslide. Crews are assessing the situation. There is no detour available. 

A travel advisory is in effect for Highway 3 in both directions from the junction with Highway 6 and junction with Highway 21. Drivers should be aware of the potential for a possible sudden closure due to wildfire activity. Travellers are advised to be prepared for an extended delay or closure. 

A travel advisory is in effect for Highway 93 in both directions south from Castle Junction to Radium Hot Springs. 

Smoke from the wildfire is affecting visibility for drivers. Travel is recommended between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The highway may be closed anytime without advanced notice to ensure safety for motorists. 

Drivers should anticipate reduced speed and possible delays. Drivers may take Highway 1 and 95 through Golden as an alternate route. 



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