Highway 3 near Princeton closed due to flooding

Part of Highway 3 in BC’s southern interior is closed due to flooding.

According to DriveBC, the highway is closed from three miles east of Princeton to six miles west of Hedley.

The total distance for the closure is 26.7 km (Taylor Way to Old Hedley Road).

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A detour is accessible via Old Hedley Road for minor traffic but not for commercial vehicles

DriveBC says its next update will be at. 15.00


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In addition, the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District issued evacuation orders for 10 properties along Highway 3.

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The affected properties are:

  • 1260 Highway 3
  • 1285 Highway 3
  • 1261 highway 3
  • 1295 Highway 3
  • 1264 Highway 3
  • 1301 highway 3
  • 1269 Highway 3
  • 1306 highway 3
  • 1277 highway 3
  • 1309 highway 3

For more on the evacuation order, visit RDOS website.

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