Authorities Work to Clear Mudslide Blocking Trans-Canada Highway Near Popkum, British Columbia

Authorities worked to clear a mudslide blocking all lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Popkum, British Columbia, on November 20, after devastating floods hit the province.

Flooding and mudslides affected multiple key highways in British Columbia during an atmospheric river event, which prompted the declaration of a provincial state of emergency on November 17.

British Columbia issued fuel restrictions on November 19, limiting customers in parts of the province’s southwest to purchasing only 30 litres per trip to a gas station. Essential vehicles were exempt from the restriction.

This drone video posted to Twitter by BC Transportation shows excavators moving earth from the road. Credit: BC Transportation via Storyful

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