Crews work to clean Highway 97 during the latest mudslide on Aug. 29. Photo of the Maiden Creek Hill clean up on Aug. 30. Ministry of Transportation photo

Travel advisories issued for Highways 1 and 97 due to potential debris flow

DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for those travelling Highway 97 near Clinton Sept. 2.

DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for motorists on Highways 1 and 97 today (Sunday, Sept. 2) due to forecast heavy rainfall and a potential risk of debris flow.

Heavy rainfall is forecast from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Cache Creek to Clinton — a 38.8-kilometre section of road, and DriveBC is warning a closure of the highway just south of Clinton may result due to a risk of debris flows.

READ MORE: Highway 97 closed following latest mudslide Aug. 29

DriveBC has also issued a debris flow warning for Highway 97C during the same period of time from the junction at Barnes Lake Road and Highway 97C to Ashcroft (2.3 kilometres).

On Highway 1, travel advisories have been issued from 10 kilometres east of Cache Creek to Savona (25.4 kilometres), and from Cornwall to Cache Creek (47.9 kilometres).

Both Highway 1 advisories are also due to a risk of debris flow.

Motorists are being advised to exercise caution while travelling or to consider alternative routes.

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