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Highway 1 reopens in both directions between Abbotsford and Chilliwack

Last Updated Jan 15, 2020 at 3:54 pm PDT

A stretch of Highway 1 was closed on Wednesday due to winter weather. (Courtesy Twitter/Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd.@EAMOperations)
Summary

Highway 1 reopened at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

It was closed Wednesday morning due to whiteout conditions

People are being asked to avoid all unessential travel due to the winter weather

CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) — Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack has reopened in both directions.

Crews were forced to shut down Highway 1 between the Lickman Exit and Sumas Exit due to blowing snow and whiteout conditions Wednesday morning.

The weather created whiteout conditions along that stretch, making it unsafe for drivers.

Anyone driving is being reminded to slow down, leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles, ensure you have appropriate tires on, and drive to winter weather conditions.

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