Pacific Marine Drive has been reopened to vehicle traffic between Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew. Fire crews have removed danger trees and cleared away debris related to the Spring Road/Lizard Lake along this route.
However, the public access restriction for areas surrounding Pacific Marine Drive is still in place. Multiple potential hazards remain in those areas, including wildfire activity, danger trees and the operation of heavy equipment.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has posted “No Stopping” signs from the seven-kilometre mark to the three-kilometre mark along this road. The regular posted speed of 60 kilometres per hour will remain in effect. In areas where debris has fallen, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has erected barriers to help protect members of the public travelling on this road.
The Coastal Fire Centre thanks the public for its ongoing assistance reporting forest fires. Anyone who sees a column of smoke is encouraged to report it by calling 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.
For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the BC Wildfire Service website at: www.bcwildfire.ca
Smoke forecasts are available from the Ministry of Environment’s website at: www.BCAirQuality.ca
The Coastal Fire Centre covers all of the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range north of the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.
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