VICTORIA — A section of Highway 1 between Kanaka Bar and Spences Bridge in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon has been reopened two months after parts of it were washed away in torrential storms.

A statement from the Transportation Ministry says the route opened Friday to traffic with legal width and loads, but vehicle length is restricted to 25 metres.

It says the highway remains closed south of Kanaka Bar to Hope as record snow and avalanche risk have delayed reconstruction work.

A series of atmospheric rivers drenched southern B.C. in mid-November, prompting extensive flooding, landslides and washouts.

The province says 15 sites on Highway 1 between Hope and Spences Bridge sustained significant damage.

It says the route is expected to fully reopen by the end of January.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2022.

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