All roads lead to Vancouver by winter weather ended

All roads lead to Vancouver by winter weather ended

Photo: AFP

Freezing rain and avalanche risk have the Canadian city of Vancouver closed off from the rest of the country. Local media reported on Friday that all the roads of the west coast to the mountains of the province of British Columbia have become unusable.

At the closed Coquihalla-mountain pass, northeast of Vancouver, hundreds of cars stranded. This highway is hoped that he Friday morning (local time). For the other three major freeways in Vancouver is still no expected reopening known, reports CBC.

According to a in the Coquihalla-mountain pass stranded traveler, Jesse Whiller, is “the way, literally a ijsplakkaat. From the car steps and walk the road is very dangerous”. Whiller tells CBC that the road is fixed and people have their cars turned off. “It seems that people are preparing to stay here to sleep,” said Whiller.

UPDATE: With Hwy 99 + all overpasses in Washington State now closed, there’s no overland way to get to Vancouver from the rest, or B. C.


Time of placing
06:58 – 10 February 2017

Highway 1

The main road from east to west through the country, the Trans-Canada Highway 1, is on Thursday due to avalanche risk more than 200 kilometres northeast of Vancouver closed.

The port of Vancouver with the suburbs of the third city of Canada, has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants. There are no problems on the way to the United States.

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