It was a week ago today that the Peace Region was hit with the start of a three day rain storm that dumped about 115 millimeters at the local airport and more than 160 in the Pine Pass.
However, there’s no precipitation in today’s forecast, so it looks like the Fort St. John area will officially finish the month with 176.5 millimeters.
Again we note that breaks the previous alltime one month record of 145.5 set in 1939.
Meantime, we’re now told it could be several more weeks before crews can clear all the road damage.
The Vancouver Sun quotes a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesman as saying it could be two weeks before Highway 97 between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd is reopened.
Meantime, he also says it could be a week or more for remedial work to be completed between Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope. Contractors and Ministry repair crews are facing as many as 26 Highway 29 problem spots, nearly a dozen of them listed as major.
To access southern B.C., the ministry is still advising BC Peace Region motorists to use Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie.