Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Highway 16 Closed east of Terrace owing to wildfire

Update:  The Road Closure notice for Highway 16 was lifted as of their latest update according to the Drive BC Website

British Columbia's tinder dry conditions and wildfires have resulted in a major road closure for the Northwest, as a local fire in the region flares up close to Highway 16.

At 3:30 this afternoon, Drive BC issued a notice to travellers advising that Highway 16 had been closed to travel in both directions 60 kilometres east of Terrace, with no estimated time provided for any reopening.

The area in question is located between Terrace and Kitwanga near the Seven Sisters.

Highway 16 has been closed to traffic between Terrace and Kitwanga as
BC Wildfire firefighters tackle a blaze in the area
The BC Wildfire Service listed the fire as an active engagement covering .009 hectares of the Seven Sisters Park, with the suspected cause of the fire to be human related.

The BC wildfire Service is working a fire in
the Seven Sisters area of Northwest BC
Further information on the fire will be provided through the BC Wildfire Website here.

You can keep up to date on the road situation to the east from the Drive BC website and twitter feed.

Background on past items from the BC Forestry service related to Fire information can be found here.

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