Drivers are advised that Highway 14 west of Sooke remains closed in both directions due to significant tree-fall, downed power lines and hazardous road conditions.
Ministry staff are working with BC Hydro crews to remove numerous trees that have fallen across the highway.
The closure begins at Otter Point Road, east of Sooke, and extends to the community of Port Renfrew.
Traffic control personnel are on scene and will try and accommodate local traffic. Drivers of all other vehicles are advised to stay clear of the area.
For people living in the community of Port Renfrew and west of the Jordan River area, access to the Greater Victoria area is available through the Pacific Marine Circle Route. Drivers are advised to use caution, have good winter tires and drive with respect to winter conditions.
Weather dependent, the ministry expects to re-open this closed portion of highway sometime during the week.
The rest of Highway 14, between Sooke and Langford is now open.
Driving to suit the current conditions will improve safety for everyone on the road.
For extreme winter weather conditions, tires with the mountain/snowflake symbol provide the best traction and handling.
The ministry thanks everyone for their patience, as crews work to ensure safe travel throughout the region.
Drivers should continue to check DriveBC.ca and @DriveBC on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.