As British Columbia continues to recover from a series of devastating storms, the reopening of a Lower Mainland highway to all forms of traffic will relieve a bit of pressure on other routes.
The Province announced Monday night that essential travel restrictions have been lifted for Hwy 7 between Mission and Hope.
It means people can once again use the route for daily activities, such as commuting to work, driving children to school, attending appointments and more.
“Although Hwy 1 is open for general vehicle traffic, with restrictions removed, traffic volumes on Hwy 7 will increase,” explained a release from the Province.
“Drivers are reminded to use caution, obey signs, speed limits and the direction of any traffic-control personnel.”
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure thanked residents for their patience while restrictions were in place, as well as highway maintenance contractors for their work to remove debris and repair the road.
At this time, Hwy 3 between Hope and Princeton and Hwy 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet are the only routes in BC that are open to essential traffic only.
To learn more about what defines an essential vehicle or essential traffic, click this link.