Evacuations will continue on Wednesday at Sasquatch Mountain Resort in the Fraser Valley, after as many as 500 people were stranded there over the weekend due to landslides.
According to the Fraser Valley Regional District, escorts will allow controlled access on Wednesday up the mountain between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and down the mountain between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. as long as weather cooperates and everything otherwise goes according to plan.
Evacuations by ground continued Monday and Tuesday with a single lane open for evacuees and local oncoming traffic.
Emil Anderson Maintenance reported successfully escorting more than 50 vehicles off the mountain following a landslide and heavy rain that blocked access to Hemlock Valley Road.
“The road will remain closed to public and non-essential traffic after 9:30 a.m. for the day until further notice,” a statement from the ski resort reads. “Any vehicles not returning down by 9:30 a.m. should be prepared to stay for the night at the mountain.”
Resort staff says they expect an update by midday concerning single-lane access to alternating traffic from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with no guarantee for opening.
More to come.