Skip to content

Chilliwack running out of gas as flooding impacts supply

Several gas stations started shutting off pumps and price boards Wednesday afternoon
As of 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Shell gas station at Luckakuck and Vedder had shut off its price board and taped off its pumps. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

There are signs that gas pumps are beginning to run dry in Chilliwack.

Driving from Five Corners to the Chilliwack Mall, several gas stations are still going strong, but others have shut off their price boards and pumps.

At Yale and Hocking, the Shell station has cars lined up to fill their tanks, but right across the street, the Esso station is empty of cars.

Once you get to Vedder and Luckakuck, the busiest intersection in the city, two of three gas stations have shut their pumps.

While the food store at the Shell remains open, their pumps are surrounded by yellow tape.

Across the street, the Esso Travel Centre is still selling, with cars lined up five or six deep.

The Petro Canada near Staples and Winners has also shut off their price sign and pumps.

The run on gas started Tuesday (Nov. 16) morning, with motorists fearing that the closure of Highway 1 at Abbotsford would prevent supplies from getting through. Many local gas stations get their supply from Burnaby.

RELATED: Chilliwack motorists rush to the pump fearing gas shortage as city cut off from highway access

RELATED: Anxious Chilliwack shoppers empty grocery store shelves


Like us on


Eric Welsh

About the Author: Eric Welsh

I joined the Chilliwack Progress in 2007, originally hired as a sports reporter.
Read more