South Taylor Hill down to single-lane traffic due to a sinkhole

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UPDATE – Visit the link below for a full list of roads affected by flooding in the B.C. Peace – Updated at 6:25 a.m.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highways and roads around the B.C. Peace are being affected by heavy rain, including the South Taylor Hill.

The Alaska Highway on top of the South Taylor Hill is down to single-lane alternating traffic due to a sinkhole.

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Other roads affected by flooding:

  • Alaska Highway – at the intersection with the Mason Road.
  • Alaska Highway – Flooding at Alcan Frtg (4 km north of Taylor). At the overpass between Ft St John and Taylor.
  • Mason Road – water is pooling on the road between the 212 and Highway 97 South.
  • Highway 97 S – Water pooling between 263 Rd and 261 Rd (34 km south of Dawson Creek). Water washing over the road, drive through slowly.
  • Highway 52 N – Water pooling between 204 Rd and Fullerton Rd (85 km north of Tumbler Ridge).
  • Highway 97 S (Pine Pass) – Water pooling between Kloss Rd and Old Hasler Rd for 122.7 km (16 km north of McLeod Lake to 23 km south of Chetwynd).
  • Sweetwater Road – Sweetwater is CLOSED between 239 W Miller + 235A Hanson due to a washout
  • Hillcrest Road – Hillcrest is CLOSED between Highway 97 and 218 Rd. due to washout.
  • Hansen Road – Closed between 218 Rd. and 233 Rd. (16 km north of Dawson Creek) due to washout.
  • 241 Road – Washout between 218 and 216 road. Located 18km north of Dawson Creek
  • 216 Road – Washout between 243 road and 241 road.
  • 214 Road at the 243 Road – Road closed due to a washout.
  • 255 Road – Washout between Highway 97S and 208 road.
  • 251 Road – Bridge closed between 202 and 204 road.
  • 206A Road – Washout between 225 and 223 road.
  • 223 Road – Washout between 97S and 210 road.
  • 208 Road – Washout between 231 and 227 road.
  • Tucker Road – Washout between 231 road and 227 road.
  • Adams Road – Washout between 225 to 223 road.
  • 225 Road – Washout between 212 and 214 road.
  • 214 Road – Washout between 227 road and 225 road.

A reader also shared this photo on Facebook of the Sweetwater road.

The Sweetwater Road on Sunday June 14, 2020 – Facebook

Argo Roads in the South Peace says motorists should watch out for more flooding on side roads in the South Peace.

A rainfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace. As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the region had received anywhere from 30 to 50 mm of rain with another 10 to 25 mm expected before the end of the day Sunday. More rain is in the forecast for Monday with another 15 to 20 mm expected.

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