Road to Sasquatch Mountain Resort to open Friday

Feb 6 2020, 5:17 pm

People stranded at Sasquatch Mountain Resort for almost a week will be able to get down the mountain road Friday morning, BC’s Ministry of Transportation said in a news release.

After working to repair the washed out road since February 1, the ministry says it will open to one lane of traffic alternating in each direction starting at 8 am Friday.

“The ministry thanks all residents and travellers for their ongoing patience while repairs continue,” the statement said.

It will likely be slow going down the mountain, since traffic will need to stop intermittently as crews continue their work.

Mudslides after heavy rain caused washouts on several parts of Hemlock Valley Road on January 31. That’s the only way to access Sasquatch Mountain Resort, so people already staying there had no way to get down except by helicopter.

The ski resort plans to re-open on Saturday. The lifts have been closed because accessing emergency services was too difficult with the road closed.

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