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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."

Western Canada Editor
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, "Thiswillincludeimplementingmeasuresincludingthosetolimit non-essential travelandpossibleorderstopreventhoarding,topreventpricegouging,similartowhatwehadtododuringtheCOVID-19emergency."

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.

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