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VICTORIA — A key highway in British Columbia will reopen to regular vehicle traffic on Wednesday, three months after large parts of it were washed away by record rainfall.

Transportation Minister Rob Fleming says the reopening of the Coquihalla Highway is a significant milestone after the devastation caused by storms, mudslides and washouts in mid-November.

Fleming says not all regular services on the route connecting the Lower Mainland and the Interior will be available.

Some rest areas will be closed along with electric vehicle charging stations.

Only two of the highways four-lanes will be in operation.

Fleming says a state of emergency that was put in place after the flooding will also end at midnight today.

Truckers began using the Coquihalla on Dec. 20 after repairs patched dozens of damaged areas.

More coming.

The Canadian Press

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