Recent rains have triggered a mudslide on the Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail, according to the CRD.
In an announcement made today, the CRD says that the southern section of the trail, from the Humpback Reservoir to the suspension bridge across the Goldstream River has been closed.
Meanwhile, the northern of the section, from Goldstream River to Goldstream Heights, remains open at this time.
Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail Closure – A section of the trail is CLOSED until further notice from Humpback Reservoir to the suspension bridge across the Goldstream River. https://t.co/Rcw71VVoir #crdalert
— CRD (@crd_bc) January 4, 2019
Thursday’s rainfall broke records in Greater Victoria, bringing 48.2 mm of precipitation to the region.
Sooke is considered the most western area of Greater Victoria. However, just west of the border in West Vancouver Island, Environment Canada predicted at least 100 to 150 mm of rain.