Seabird Island -AUGUST 12 – Highway 7 is now open in both directions. Expect alternating traffic Monday morning for mop-up and continued firefighting operations.:
#BCHwy7 – OPEN – Both Directions – Chowat Rd to Johnson Slough rest area after forest fire activities. Single lane alternating traffic is expected at 7AM, Aug 13 for continued firefighting operations. #HopeBC #Agassiz See: https://t.co/Uj1spuMjHP cc @TranBC pic.twitter.com/qo44MG6xuJ
— Lower Mainland Dist. (@TranBC_LMD) August 13, 2018
UPDATE – #BCHwy7 is single lane alternating traffic between Chowat Road and Johnson Slough rest area due to fire fighting operations. Expect delays. Assessment continues. Alternate route via #BCHwy9 #Agassiz #BCHwy1 #HopeBC
Here are some photos from today… pic.twitter.com/usJ1ISmBUs
— Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. (@EAMOperations) August 12, 2018
AUGUST 11 – Highway 7 is REMAINS CLOSED from Chowat Road to Johnson Slough Rest Area for firefighting operations. Smoke from this fire as well as the Surrey Barge fire, and US fires, created the air quality advisory that we are under.
There is no access from Hope to Agassiz and vice versa along Highway 7.
REMINDER – CLOSED – #BCHwy7 at Seabird Bluffs in the #Agassiz area due to a forest fire. Detour via #BCHwy1 or #BCHwy9. Currently no access to Agassiz. Next update at 6:00 PM on August 11th. https://t.co/iuKVC0DJus
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) August 11, 2018
Reminder that #BCHwy7 remains CLOSED from Chowat Rd to Johnson Slough Rest Area for firefighting operations. No access to #Agassiz from #HopeBC and vice versa. Please follow @BCGovFireInfo and @DriveBC for updates. Cc @TranBC pic.twitter.com/Gv9GxJt7SC
— Lower Mainland Dist. (@TranBC_LMD) August 11, 2018
UPDATE – CLOSED – #BCHwy7 between Chowat Road and Johnson Slough Rest Area due to fire operations. No estimated time of opening. Alternate route from #AgassizBC via #BCHwy9 to #BCHwy1, from #HopeBC via #BChwy1 to #BCHwy9. Next update 3:00 PM.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) August 10, 2018
AUGUST 9 UPDATE – Single Lane alternating traffic is moving past the fire zone on Highway 7. Expect delays.
#BCWildfire UPDATE: #BCHwy7 Single Alternating Traffic w/possible intermittent closures & delays East of #Agassiz at Seabird Bluffs as firefighting efforts continue. Please use alternate route via #HopeBC #BCHwy1 & #BCHwy9. Cc @TranBC
— Lower Mainland Dist. (@TranBC_LMD) August 9, 2018
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) August 9, 2018
UPDATE #BCHwy7 E. of #Agassiz. Expect SLAT (Single Lane Alternating Traffic) & delays at Seabird Bluffs as #BCWildfire firefighting work continues at this location. Alternate route via #HopeBC #BCHwy1 & #BCHwy9.
— Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. (@EAMOperations) August 9, 2018
4:15PM UPDATE – A brush fire appears to have been started from a vehicle which had suffered a flat tire and has spread gaining intensity. Agassiz Fire Department along with BC Wildfires are battling the blaze with the assistance of helicopters and water bombers.
The Department of Highways have closed Lougheed Highway 7 approximately 2 kms east of Wahleach Road near Agassiz in both East and West directions and it is expected to remain closed for possibly 24 hours or until the fire can be contained or the area is deemed safe for travel.
ORIGINAL STORY – As of 2:30PM Wednesday afternoon, Highway 7 from Seabird towards Hope will be closed for the next few hours. Cars are being turned back at the gas bar, however Seabird Roads remain open.
From Drive BC – A Grass Fire 4 Km East of Wahleach Road in Agassiz has the highway closed so that water bombers can assist in the ongoing fire fighting operation. Assessment in progress, use Highway 1 as alternate route.
We're responding to a new ~0.5 ha #BCwildfire between #HopeBC and Agassiz, just west of #BCHwy7. Airtankers are working the fire. Follow @DriveBC for updates on highway closures due to airtanker operations. 4 helicopters and an officer also on site. 3 more firefighters en route. pic.twitter.com/GjYGI2M2sk
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 8, 2018