Massive brewing tanks destine for the new Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack arrived by barge at Cattermole Industrial Park Saturday.
The journey upriver was just the latest leg in a trip that began overseas. The tanks, 5.5 metres in diametre, will now be trucked to the brewery site, forcing several night road closures over the next few days.
The road closures in Chilliwack are scheduled to start on May 27 to accommodate the tank transport by road.
The pre-fabricated brewing tanks arrived at the Surrey docks last week and will be transferred onto flatbed trucks to take them the rest of the 12 kilometres to the new brewery site on Kerr Avenue in Chilliwack.
As well as the 22 larger tanks, 28 smaller tanks of varying sizes will loaded and trucked to Chilliwack.
British Columbians are invited to snap a “#beertanks selfie” and post it if they happen to spot one of the tanks en route to the new brewery site under construction in Chilliwack.
Affected routes during the tank transport could include Industrial/Progress Way, Lickman Road, Luckakuck Way, Evans Road, Yale Road, and Kerr Avenue.
Area motorists are being notified in advance about the closures.
Full road closures will be taking place during the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. for the wide-load transportation of the tanks.