BC Floods: Our Thoughts Are With Those Affected

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For immediate release: 
Nov 16, 2021

The torrential rainfall British Columbia has recently experienced has resulted in severe flooding, mudslides, and evacuation orders for a number of communities. BCTA’s thoughts are with those affected by the devastating floods.

As many roads and highways in southern BC are closed due to safety concerns, please visit DriveBC.ca for updates on current driving conditions and available routes.  The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is assessing the affected highways and giving regular updates as they work with local authorities and emergency services.

The priority remains with assisting communities who have been impacted and ensuring the safety of all road users. The BC Government has a news conference scheduled for this afternoon (November 16) to provide an update on the flooding and mudslide events.

Thank you to the dedicated first responders and those who have volunteered their services to ensure everyone’s safety. BCTA and our members will work with the BC government and local organizations to support relief and rebuilding efforts. We will continue to keep members informed on further updates on highway conditions and will assist our members in any way we can. If you have been impacted by the flooding, please contact us so we can support you during this time.