Mudslide closes Highway 1 between Hope and Bridal Falls

Hope, B.C., Traffic Services

2017-11-23 12:54 PST

File # 2017-49195

On November 22nd, 2017, at approximately 11:30 pm., members from the Fraser Valley Traffic Service unit, Hope RCMP and the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a complaint of a large water/mud slide on Highway #1, in the area of Herrling Island, blocking both east and west bound lanes of the Highway.

No injuries have been reported and the highway remains closed until further notice, although it is anticipated the road could be closed for an extended period of time. At this time, Highway 7 is open and is being used as a detour for traffic.

Department of Highways personnel are on scene assessing the situation.

Police ask that motorists avoid the area and consult DriveBC for updates on this highway closure.
www.DriveBC.ca 1-800-550-4997.

Released by

Cst. Melissa Wutke

Training and Media Coordinator
E Division Traffic Services
Mailstop #804, 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-2845
Fax: 778-290-6071

Email: melissa.wutke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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