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Major Highways closed throughout the Central Interior

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With over 200 forest fires burning throughout British Columbia, some major highways are closed.

With the majority of the fires in the Central Interior, there are major delays in roads in the area.  You can see a list of road closures below from drivebc.ca as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday July 9.

Since the forest fire situation is changing all the time, it’s best to visit www.drivebc.ca before you travel to see if there have been any changes.

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Highways in Northeast B.C. are not affected by any of the forest fires.

Major Highway Events

Glade Ferry Both directionsThe Glade ferry starting on Thursday, July 13 at 9:00am expect possible delays of up to one hour due to Transport Canada inspection until Thursday, July 13 at 3:00pm. Updated on Thu Jul 6 at 9:45 am PDT. (ID# -64994)
Highway 1 Both directionsClosed in both directions from Ashcroft to Cache Creek (9.4 km) because of Forest Fire. Detour via Highway 8. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:09 am PDT. (ID# 249631)
Highway 1 Both directionsClosed in both directions 10 km west of Cache Creek to 5 km east of Cache Creek (15 km) because of Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:10 am PDT. (ID# 249639)
Highway 1 Both directionsParks Canada is undertaking roadway rehabilitation and slope stabilization work in Glacier National Park on a 10 km section of highway from the East Boundary to Beaver Bridge, July 4 – late October, Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect speed reductions to 50 km/hour, and delays up to 20 minutes. Traffic control personnel on site. Occasional full closures of up to 20 minutes required to facilitate the scaling and blasting work. Updated on Fri Jun 30 at 1:57 pm PDT. (ID# -64820)
Highway 1 WestboundClosed 4 km west of Savona because of Forest Fire. Detour not available. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 8:00 am Monday, July 10. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 10:13 am PDT. (ID# 249636)
Highway 1 on Vancouver Island Both directionsConstruction Highway 1 – Malahat between Shawnigan Lake Road and Aspen Road. Northbound right lane closure in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Intermittent traffic stoppages outside 6:00am and 9:00am Southbound, and 3:00pm to 6:00pm Northbound. Expect delays longer than 30 minutes. Watch for flaggers & construction speed zones. Use both lanes to merge points & then alternate when merging. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 4:01 pm PDT. (ID# -64046)
Highway 20 Both directionsClosed in both directions at Alexis Creek because of Forest Fire. Closed between Raven Lake Road (45km East of Alexis Creek) and Bull Canyon Road (7km West of Alexis Creek). No detour available. Emergency vehicle access only. Next update at 12 PM. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 10:53 am PDT. (ID# 249656)
Highway 5A Both directionsClosed in both directions at Junction with Highway 3 (Highway 3 is open), in Princeton because of Forest Fire. Estimated time of opening not available. Detour not available. Alternate route: Hwy 3, Hwy 97 and Hwy 97C. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:05 am PDT. (ID# 249633)
Highway 5A Both directionsClosed in both directions at Coalmont Road because of Forest Fire. Local detour not available. Alternate route: Hwy 97C, Hwy 97, Hwy 3. No estimated time of opening, assessment in progress. Next update Sunday July 9 at 3:00 p.m. . Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 11:19 a.m. (ID# 249632)
Highway 97 Both directionsClosed from Junction of Hwy 1 in Cache Creek to Clinton because of Forest Fire. Detour via Hwy 24 and Hwy 5. Open from Clinton to Williams Lake. No access to Highway 99. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 10:04 pm PDT. (ID# 249648)
Highway 97 NorthboundHwy 97 open to northbound traffic from Williams Lake and closed southbound 15 km south of Quesnel due to Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 7:32 pm PDT. (ID# 249650)
Highway 97C Both directionsHwy 97C and Cornwall Road closed in both directions from Junction with Highway 1 to Government Street Ashcroft (267 m) because of Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 8:10 am PDT. (ID# 249640)
Highway 97C WestboundClosed from Logan Lake to Ashcroft because of Forest Fire. Local traffic only, until further notice. Watch for traffic control. Estimated time of opening is currently not available; Assessment in progress. Next update is Sunday July 9th, 3:00 p.m. Updated on Sun Jul 9 at 11:25 am PDT. (ID# 249643)
Highway 99 Both directionsClosed in both directions from Junction with Highway 12, at Lillooet to Junction with Highway 97 North, in Cache Creek (74.7 km) because of Forest Fire. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 10:04 pm PDT. (ID# 249653)
Likely Road Both directionsClosed in both directions from 150 Mile House to Junction with Horsefly Road (4.5 km) because of Forest Fire. Detour from the Likely-Horsefly Junction to Beaver Lake Road and then to Hwy 97N. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. Next update at 12 noon Sunday, July 9. Updated on Sat Jul 8 at 7:32 pm PDT. (ID# 249642)
Westside Road Both directionsConstruction 11 km north of junction with Highway 97 South (West Kelowna junction) 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Sat until further notice. The road will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Call the Hotline: 1-844-371-3824 for real time updates. Updated on Wed Jun 28 at 4:04 pm PDT. (ID# -64847)

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