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The Miami River swells during this week’s flooding in Agassiz-Harrison. Road crews are hard at work clearing debris and repairing routes on the Lougheed Highway and beyond. (Photo/Laurens Van Vliet)

Heavy traffic on Hwy 7 as single-lane traffic opens in Hope area

Essential travel only from Hope, two lanes open west of Agassiz

The Miami River swells during this week’s flooding in Agassiz-Harrison. Road crews are hard at work clearing debris and repairing routes on the Lougheed Highway and beyond. (Photo/Laurens Van Vliet)
“There’s enough milk being dumped that would feed Chilliwack for a long time but it can’t be stored indefinitely and because there’s no transportation routes out, it’s a consequence of the flooding.,” said Matt Schmidt, owner of Gala Dairy in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley dairy farmers dumping 1000s of litres of milk every day

‘Disheartening dumping away a seemingly good product’ because roads are closed, says Chilliwack farmer

“There’s enough milk being dumped that would feed Chilliwack for a long time but it can’t be stored indefinitely and because there’s no transportation routes out, it’s a consequence of the flooding.,” said Matt Schmidt, owner of Gala Dairy in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Travellers who have been trapped for days in Hope lined up to take a CP Train to downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)

Lougheed Highway to open westbound for the hundreds of travellers stuck in Hope

Piloted traffic heading west to guide stranded travellers out of the disaster zone

Travellers who have been trapped for days in Hope lined up to take a CP Train to downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)
Calf houses float in the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Calf houses float in the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. declares state of emergency amid devastating floods, landslides

Horgan said more fatalities are expected as a result of storm

Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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VIDEO: Dozens of RVs engulfed in flames in the middle of Abbotsford flood zone

Fire crews on scene near Highway 1 and Whatcom Road

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Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz. The road has since opened to single-lane alternating traffic. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.(Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

B.C. FLOOD: Single-lane traffic moving along Lougheed Highway in Agassiz area

Highway is still closed in Ruby Creek east of Hope

Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz. The road has since opened to single-lane alternating traffic. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.(Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)

PHOTOS: Ministry of Transportation releases images of damage on highways near Hope

Section of Juliet bridge has detached and fallen into waterway below

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)
In Saanich, the Chevron station at Cloverdale Avenue and Quadra Street is out of fuel, with pylons blocking pumps. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Gas shortage hits Greater Victoria as blocked highway chokes supply

Lineups forming at the pumps with some stations completely out of fuel

In Saanich, the Chevron station at Cloverdale Avenue and Quadra Street is out of fuel, with pylons blocking pumps. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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B.C. flood, slide evacuees can refill emergency prescription at any pharmacy

Service available to all evacuated across the province

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B.C. residents will not receive the emergency alert test today as flood response continues

Rest of the country will get scheduled test on Nov. 17

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A woman and children who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. storm disrupts supply chain, could have lasting impacts on economy: experts

All major highways between B.C.’s Lower Mainland and the Interior severed by severe rainfall

A woman and children who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Properties inundated by flood waters are seen in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Farmers in B.C. are coming together to save livestock as parts of the Fraser Valley are under water due to devastating flooding says an association that represents the province’s dairy farmers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Properties inundated by flood waters are seen in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Farmers in B.C. are coming together to save livestock as parts of the Fraser Valley are under water due to devastating flooding says an association that represents the province’s dairy farmers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Merritt, B.C.(North Shore Rescue photo)
Rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Merritt, B.C.(North Shore Rescue photo)
The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)

Financial aid may be available for B.C. residents affected by massive flooding

Important steps remain after evacuation orders rescinded

The high level of water on the Englishman River has caused flooding in some areas in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Mayor Henry Braun and Abbotsford Police Department completed an aerial tour of the Sumas Prairie.
Mayor Henry Braun and Abbotsford Police Department completed an aerial tour of the Sumas Prairie.
A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

B.C. FLOODS: Travellers stuck from returning home can cross U.S. border without PCR COVID test

The exemption is for travellers heading to their home residence and facing geographical constraints

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A volunteer operates a boat while rescuing people stranded due to floodwaters in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Hwy. 3 could be quickest to reopen post-flooding; geotechnical assessments underway

Geotechnical engineers asessing all highways to determine which will be cleaned up first

A volunteer operates a boat while rescuing people stranded due to floodwaters in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Abbotsford mayor worries for community as rescuers overwhelmed by flooding

Impassable highways creating havoc as rescuers try to get people to evacuation centres

People who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A car is seen in a flooded ditch along a road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Climate making disasters like B.C. rain more frequent and more intense: scientists

Too early to know the extent to which climate change contributed

A car is seen in a flooded ditch along a road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward