Mudslide Shuts Down Highway Near Hope, British Columbia

Heavy rain brought on by an atmospheric river impacting southern British Columbia caused mudslides and flooding along a number of provincial highways on Sunday, November 14.

Authorities warned that heavy rain and a mudslide were still impacting traffic in both directions on the highway east of Chilliwack by Monday.

Responders at the scene of a mudslide in Agassiz early on Monday said up to 50 vehicles were stuck and several people had already been rescued.

Environment Canada said on Sunday that “a significant atmospheric river event is bringing copious amounts of rain to the British Columbia south coast.”

Video filmed by Sarah and Nat Falk near Hope, British Columbia, on Sunday shows a mudslide covering the eastbound lane of Highway 1 as local authorities divert traffic. Credit: Sarah and Nat Falk via Storyful

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