Flooding causes Highway 29 to be closed


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Update – As of 7pm Tuesday evening the highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic. 

Officials have closed Highway 29 due to flooding.

Excessive rain overnight had washed out gravel and debris, which plugged two culverts. Police are reporting that there’s about a foot of water over the road, causing a safety hazard for motorists.

The flooding occurred close to the Bullmoose Flats, around a 20 minute drive from Tumbler Ridge.

Police will re-open the road once the Caribou Road Services can open the culverts. The highway could be closed for the rest of the day.

Meanwhile, police are recommending motorists to use Highway 52 North to access Tumbler Ridge.

In November of 2008 Chetwynd Mayor Evan Saugstad had stated the road had started to move and that highways was keeping track of the problems.  For more on that story from November, Click Here