Hey everyone, the Ministry of Transportation is urging people to stay off wildfire-affected highways for non-essential travel.
In particular, all major highways into the Thompson/Okanagan are impacted in some way by wildfires. The Ministry says fire conditions are changing quickly, so they cannot guarantee drivers will have advanced notice of any more road closures. In addition, non-essential travel on key roads can get in the way of evacuations.
The Ministry’s update advises that, if you have to travel on Interior highways near wildfires, you should make sure you are prepared for possible delays or closures:
- travel with a full tank of gas
- bring food and water
- carry emergency supplies
You can check out updates on the DriveBC website for the most current road information here.