Motorists travelling on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack are advised that the westbound lanes are now open to counterflow traffic, after three mudslides closed the highway in both directions Thursday morning near Bridal Falls.
Twenty-five pieces of heavy equipment – six excavators, eight tandem dump trucks, three large rock trucks, two water trucks, one bulldozer, three front-end loaders, one hydrovac and one sweeper – are on site to assist with the cleanup to remove mud, trees, rocks and debris that covered both lanes of the highway.
The ministry thanks the public for their patience while this work is underway. Motorists are advised to obey traffic personnel and watch for flaggers.
Motorists are also advised to check DriveBC for the latest updates and plan their route accordingly.
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