News

Update: Highway 16 expected to remain closed throughout the day

Anyone planning to travel east this weekend should either plan for a lengthy detour or stay home.

DriveBC reports that Highway 16 is closed from four kilometres east of Topley to 18 kilometres west of Burns Lake (Decker sawmill) due to forest fire activity and is expected to remain closed for the next 24 to 48 hours.

While the road is closed, traffic is being diverted to the 150 km Colleymount/Morice gravel road, except for overwidth, overlength and overweight loads.

DriveBC advises watching for traffic control stations for directions.

The next update on the situation is expected at 6 p.m.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Dancing dogs raise money for wildlife
 
Big Wheels Keep A’Rollin’
 
Playing dress up
Homeless housing rezoning will move to public hearing
 
Police say large election signs might have been factor in pedestrian collision
 
Culture in schools is still a problem, says former Langley student who was bullied
We Day, host Selena Gomez to rock out Rogers Arena in Vancouver
 
Election 2014: South Surrey ‘family group’ targets pro-gay policy
 
Locomotive Ghost rolls into Chilliwack Friday