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Progress Being Made on Repairs to Peace Region Roads Damaged by June Rains

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 5:53 AM

extensive-flooding-in-the-peace-region-june-16-2016_27438270550_oPrince George, B.C.- Progress is being made on repairs to  roads damaged by  severe flooding in the Peace region last month.

(at right,  one stretch of highway  that was  washed out during the  June downpours – image courtesy Ministry of Transportation)

On June 15th and 16th,  heavy rains caused flooding  and washouts  throughout the South Peace Region.  In all,  there were 286 sites  needing repair.

The Ministry of Transportation  says  there are  about 200 pieces of equipment  being used to  restore the roads.

Highway 97  through the Pine Pass is open to  single lane  alternating traffic at  Commotion Creek and Tippy Corner.

On Highway 29 South, crews continue to work and monitor one major site at Zonnebeke Creek. The road is reduced to a single lane at this location.

Snake Pit Road in Dawson Creek is  expected to reopen by mid-August,  but in the meantime,  drivers have to use the detour which  is  highway 49 that will take them directly into Dawson Creek. Detours for trucks carrying extraordinary loads
can take Highway 2 from the Alberta-B.C. border to Dawson Creek, then onto the Dangerous Goods Route and then take either Highway 97S or Highway 97N to Fort St. John and points north.

Of the 40 side roads that were fully closed, 29 have now been opened to a minimum of single-lane alternating traffic. The remaining roads with full closures all have alternate routes available. The total number of repair sites is 286, all primarily in the South Peace area. Motorists are expected to drive with caution and obey all advisory signage.


Ft St John just got nailed again yesterday. Rains flooded parts of downtown. Last year we were burning up. This year we’re floating away….

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