Emergency Notices

Oct 13, 2016 -   Rainfall Warning issued for Howe Sound, B.C. Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Heavy rain over the South Coast will ease briefly later this morning... Read more
Status Updates:
  • October 16 - The Rainfall Warning has ended. Significant rainfall is no longer expected.
Oct 13, 2016 - High Streamflow Advisory: South Coast ISSUED: October 12 2016 3:00PM The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast... Read more
Oct 13, 2016 - Updated: 5:15 a.m. P.S.T., Thursday, October 13, 2016 (Original notice posted October 11, 2016) Heavy rain and high winds associated with a storm over the... Read more
Status Updates:
  • Saturday, October 15 - The Special Weather Statement has been rescinded.
Oct 28, 2016 -   ** Highway 99 is now RE-OPEN. Please refer to the status update above for more information.** Highway 99 is closed in both directions about 15 km north... Read more
Status Updates:
  • This Notice has been updated, as of December 1. Please go to slrd.bc.ca/tenmileslide for the latest information.
  • Oct. 28: Single lane alternating traffic and 50% legal axle load restrictions are still in effect. The slide movement has been reasonably consistent over the past week, with very little precipitation falling in that time. MOTI engineers are surveyors will continue to monitor the slide area to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
  • Oct. 5: Hwy 99 has re-opened to single lane, alternating traffic 15 km north of Lillooet. Passenger vehicles, school buses and emergency vehicles will now be able to travel from either side of the slide area. However, commercial truck access will only be permitted at 50% legal axle loading until ministry geotechnical engineers further assess the stability of the road surface. Watch for flagging personnel and expect minor delays.
  • Oct. 3: Highway 99 remains closed about 15 km north of Lillooet due to ongoing instability in the vicinity of the Ten Mile (Fountain) Slide. The timeline for re-opening is unknown; the next Drive BC update will be at 10 am on Wednesday, October 5.
  • Sept. 29: The SLRD participated in a joint agency coordination call this morning. MOTI and Xaxli'p reported ongoing instability in the slide area. Geotechnical assessments are ongoing. The road closure has been extended until at least Monday, October 3. The next update is expected on Monday morning. Please plan ahead for alternate travel routes and extended travel times, especially for health-related appointments.
Sep 26, 2016 - Effective at noon on Sept. 26, 2016, all open fires will once again be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. Tiki torches, burn barrels,... Read more


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