Recreational users and hunters are advised that the East Canoe Forest Service Road will be closed at 41 kilometres until further notice due to a washout.
The ministry was advised of the washout earlier today. It likely occurred over the past two weeks due to a slope failure. The washed-out portion of the East Canoe Forest Service Road is approximately 50 kilometres southeast of Valemount.
Note that there are no alternative routes to access the area past the 41-kilometre mark. Hunting and wildlife viewing areas will be inaccessible.
Ministry staff will be assessing the site over the next few weeks. At this time, it is undetermined when the road will be repaired and access restored.
For more information or to check the status of the closure, contact:
Paul Hatcher at 250 614-7480 or Mike Darin at 250 614-7462.
Both are with the BC Timber Sales Prince George office.
The East Canoe Forest Service Road is part of British Columbia's 55,000-kilometre Forest Service road network that provides access to British Columbia's backcountry.
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Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations