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New Travel Restrictions & Orders To Stop People Hoarding Are Expected In BC

The province expects to introduce these measures "in the coming days."

New Travel Restrictions & Orders To Stop People Hoarding Are Expected In BC

B.C. is expected to introduce restrictions on non-essential travel "in the coming days" as the province continues to recover from devastating floods.

The province announced a state of emergency on Wednesday and, on Thursday evening, Deputy Premier Mike Farnworth said they expect to use these emergency measures soon.

He said, "This will include implementing measures including those to limit non-essential travel and possible orders to prevent hoarding, to prevent price gouging, similar to what we had to do during the COVID-19 emergency."

There is more wild weather coming to B.C. this weekend.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for inland areas of the north coast with up to 30 centimetres of snow expected. There is also a winter storm warning in effect for Peace River, Highway 97 Pine Pass and McGregor and a winter storm watch in Williston.

Officials are now allowing passenger vehicles on Highway 7 between Hope and Agassiz where they have opened single-lane traffic to westbound travel only.

You can track all the flood alerts, flood warnings and evacuation orders that are in effect on B.C.'s EmergencyInfo map.

The province is holding a press briefing to update people on its response to the floods at 11.30 a.m. PST.

This article’s right-hand cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Rachel Modestino | The Weather Network, @ministryoftranbc | Instagram

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