The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure advises that Hemlock Valley Road is closed in both directions due to a mudslide and washout that occurred last night after heavy rainfall (120mm to 140mm). There is no detour at this time.
This is the only road available to travel to and from the Hemlock Valley community and Sasquatch Mountain Resort in Agassiz. Approximately one kilometre of road has been washed out.
Residents of the Hemlock Valley community are advised to stay at home. People who are currently at the Sasquatch Mountain Resort are advised to stay at the resort until crews can clear the debris from the road for safe travel.
Ministry staff and the maintenance contractor have completed an assessment of the washout on Hemlock Valley Road at Morris Valley Road.
A plan is in place to restore one lane and implement single-lane alternating traffic. However, due to the significant extent of the washout, it will require approximately five to six days to complete.
Ministry staff are in regular communication with Sasquatch Mountain Resort and the community association, the local government, the regional district and Emergency Management BC.
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