Highway 1 has been re-opened closed in Abbotsford after a brief closure this evening.
DriveBC tweeted just before 8 p.m. that the highway was closed between the Sumas and Whatcom exits due to downed power lines.
— DriveBC LM (@DriveBC_LM) January 12, 2018
A little more than 10 minutes after that tweet, the highway had reopened.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) January 12, 2018
Heavy snow has made roads in East Abbotsford and Chilliwack treacherous and resulted in slow traffic around the area. Police have urged the public to take care.
WEATHER UPDATE! #BCStorm has ramped up in East #Abbotsford at Whatcom Rd. #WhiteOut conditions, slippery roads & car accidents. #SlowDown and be prepared for winter driving conditions. #YellowTape means emergency services have been on scene. #Drivesafe @icbc #Snowmageddon pic.twitter.com/i4KxTnH1d5
— Abbotsford Police (@AbbyPoliceDept) January 12, 2018