Crews hope to open Highway 97 west of Chetwynd next week

Flooding west of Chetwynd

CHETWYND, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation has already started the process to re-build provincial roads and highways after this weeks flooding.

According to the Ministry, there are 100 known sites on provincial road and highways that have been impacted by flooding.  Most of the issues are in the South Peace, including five significant

sites on Highway 97 west of Chetywnd.

Highway 97 west of Chetwynd has seen the worst damage leaving residents that live along the highway stranded.  There are over 200 homes that have been stranded due to flood damage.

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone says “We’ve mobilized ministry engineers, construction experts and over 100 pieces of equipment from throughout the province, and we’ll begin to rebuild these roads as quickly as possible”.

Crews hope to have Highway 97 west of Chetwynd open to single-lane alternating traffic by the end of next week.