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UPDATE: Multiple vehicles washed off Lougheed Highway, Rockwell Drive closed due to landslide

No estimates of opening on highways also affected by landslides
Heavy rains triggered landslides throughout the Lower Mainland, including near the Agassiz exit along Highway 1 east. (Photo/Joonrym Koo)

Update: 8:55 p.m.

Emergency scanner traffic indicates Agassiz and Seabird Island emergency personnel are on the scene of multiple vehicles being washed off the road along the Lougheed Highway in the Ruby Creek area.

Popkum Fire Department has been dispatched to the scene of a rockslide to an RV Park for unknown injuries or entrapment along Bridal Falls Road.

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers are being evacuated by boat from the scene of the Rockwell Drive landslide after two trucks were trapped.


Heavy rains are triggering landslides and wreaking havoc on traffic in parts of Agassiz-Harrison and beyond.

Locals have reported Rockwell Drive near Harrison Hot Springs is closed due to a landslide. Scanner traffic indicates Agassiz Fire Department and Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers assessed the scene this afternoon. Stay connected to The Observer for the latest information on local roads.

Meanwhile, on the highways, The Coquihalla has been closed in both directions between Hope and Merritt due to a mudslide between Exit 202 and exit 217 eight kilometres south of the Great Bear Rainshed. Highway 1 is closed in both directions nine kilometres north of Yale due to a rockslide, shutting down roads between Highway 99 and Annis Road.

Highway 3 is an alternate route around the Coquihalla, and Highway 1 can still be circumvented via Highway 3 or 99.

There are no estimates for re-opening.

More to come.

With files from Katya Slepian


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