Hwy 1 reopens after slides
Picture: Amy Eby
Amy Eby was in a automobile that drove by means of a mudslides on Freeway 1 between Lytton and Spences Bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
Freeway 1 has reopened between Lytton and Spences Bridge.
It was closed after mudslides got here down on the route throughout sturdy thunderstorms and heavy rain on Wednesday evening.
Look ahead to street crews and particles as clear up efforts proceed.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) August 13, 2022
One of many slides occurred east of Nicomen and a lady shared video with Castanet of autos driving over a layer of mud and particles earlier than crews closed the street. Different photos from the scene confirmed a tractor-trailer caught within the mud.
DriveBC says whereas Freeway 1 is open once more in each instructions between the Junction of Freeway 12 and the Junction of Freeway 8, drivers ought to look ahead to site visitors management and particles and drive with warning.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure famous that the remoted heavy rain that prompted the slides on Wednesday night had not been within the forecast.