Coquihalla Highway re-opens after closure due to flooding

Feb 1 2020, 9:59 am

BC’s Coquihalla Highway re-opened Saturday afternoon after being closed in both directions due to flooding and debris on the road after heavy rainfall Friday.

According to DriveBC, the highway was closed in both directions between Othello Road and Merritt. It re-opened around 3 pm.

Alternate routes connecting the Lower Mainland to BC’s Interior include Highway 1 and Highway 3.

A strong system hit BC’s South Coast Friday afternoon, and Metro Vancouver was under a rainfall warning from Environment Canada.