Agassiz

Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)

UPDATE: Traffic slows along Hwy 7 after truck stalls, witnesses say

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Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)

‘Let’s work together’: District of Kent replenishing sand bags as rain persists

Heavy rain falls in Agassiz-Harrison, across southern coast

 

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Inmate dies at Mountain Institution in Agassiz

Keith Raymond Tyler died in custody

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Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Mudslides, rain water encroach on Hwy. 7 near Hope

Black Press reporter Jessica Peters surveys the rain-soaked landscape

Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Last week, Hot Springs Road was covered in flowing water as Agassiz-Harrison weathered the atmospheric river. Now, the village is limiting water use with more heavy rain on the way. (Photo/Georgina Olafson)

Harrison limits water use as Fraser Valley braces for more rain

Highway 7 is open for essential travel only

Last week, Hot Springs Road was covered in flowing water as Agassiz-Harrison weathered the atmospheric river. Now, the village is limiting water use with more heavy rain on the way. (Photo/Georgina Olafson)
Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Highway 7 traffic may dissipate as Highway 1 reopens for public use

Highway 1 is not yet open as of Thursday morning

Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)

Fundraiser to repair District of Kent home exceeds goal in four days

Nearly 100 donors donated more than $10,000 to the Thomas family

The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Essential travel only on Hwy. 7 from Mission to Agassiz

The order from the province takes effect at 8 p.m.

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Hwy. 7 congested west of Agassiz as cleanup continues

Highway between Agassiz and Hope remains restricted

Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz’s Creekside Dairy puts in overtime to serve flood-ridden community

Julaine Treur recalls ‘crazy busy’ week amid historic B.C. Flood

Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: School open for SD78 Monday

Section of Hwy. 1 between Popkum, Hope opens to essential traffic only

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

Update: 1:57 p.m. The Observer has confirmed with with the Ministry of…

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

UPDATE: District of Kent to host flood volunteer debriefing on Saturday

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
Traffic backs up on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue as travellers are eager to get on Highway 7. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Hwy 7-bound traffic flows through Agassiz

As traffic moves on, Agassiz comes to a standstill

Traffic backs up on Agassiz’s Pioneer Avenue as travellers are eager to get on Highway 7. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Traffic outside of Agassiz heading west is at a standstill as drivers, emergency personnel and road crews work to get traffic flowing again. (Adam Louis/Observer)

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

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

Traffic outside of Agassiz heading west is at a standstill as drivers, emergency personnel and road crews work to get traffic flowing again. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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B.C. FLOOD: Harbour Air offering flights out of Harrison Lake during floods

Flights at $80 per person go to downtown Vancouver

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Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward