UPADATE – MLA and Transportation Minister stated this morning that Highway 97 from MacKenzie and Chetwynd will re-open as of 7 p.m. Wednesday. The highway will only be open to single-lane alternating traffic in some spots. The road will only be open to small vehicles. We will have more info later today on the restrictions once the road opens.

The Ministry still states they have a low confidence level that the road will open by 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Ministry will provide another update on if the road will open today at 10 a.m.

On June 23, the Peace Region was hit with the start of a three day rain storm that dumped about 115 millimeters at the Fort St. John airport and more than 160 in the Pine Pass.

To access southern B.C., the ministry is still advising BC Peace Region motorists to use Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie.

For further information, you can visit www.drivebc.ca