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Highway 20 CLOSED due to Washout…

A huge gap on Highway 20 has cut off residents from the area. BC Transportation Photo.

WILLIAMS LAKE, BC: On Monday June 19th 2017 at 3:09 AM, Williams Lake RCMP were advised of a washout on Highway 20 near the Sheep Creek Bridge. Search & Rescue, BC Ambulance, PEP & RCMP have been called to the scene… 

It was reported that a car travelling along the highway had been washed away in the rushing water. One individual has been safely pulled from the river and taken to hospital for treatment.

At this time it is not known if there are more people or vehicles unaccounted for. SAR helicopter is in the air to assist.

The washout is estimated to be in excess of 150 meters and is approximately one half of a kilometer west of the Sheep Creek Bridge on Highway 20. 

Police ask that the public stay away from the area and to not travel Highway 20 at this time. The road is completely washed out. Ministry of Transportation is aware of the situation and are assisting investigators. Details:

Closed in both directions 25 km west of Junction of Highway 97, at Williams Lake because of Wash Out. Location is 1 km west of Fraser River, no detour or alternate route available. No estimated time of opening; assessment ongoing. 

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