A section of Highway for has been closed once again due to weather.
The corridor that connects Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni to Parksville has been shuttered once again due to recent rains bringing on an increased risk of falling debris.
In the early morning hours of August 9th, Drive BC Vancouver Island tweeted that the stretch of highway would be closed in both directions along Cameron Lake which was heavily impacted by wildfires this summer.
Since the wildfire was successfully suppressed, road crews have been clearing debris from the steep embankment on the shoulder of Highway 4 and installing large clainlink fences to catch any debris that might fall.
The impacted section of highway for this temporary closure is between Cathedral Grove/MacMillan Provincial Park and Koen Road for about a seven kilometre stretch.
REMINDER – ⛔CLOSED – #BCHwy4 – An increased risk of debris fall due to the rain has the highway CLOSED at Cameron Lake. Estimated time of opening is not available.
More info: https://t.co/bwl8hVc2z9
Info for detour: https://t.co/8JVR9Hlxt8#Tofino #Uclulet #PortAlberni #VanIsle
— DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) August 9, 2023
At around noon on Wednesday, August 9th, the province confirmed that Highway 4 would be reopened shortly after midnight on August 10th.
“Travellers should be prepared for the highway to remain closed until midnight tonight,” said a media relations spokesperson for BC.
“The ministry and its contractors continue to monitor the site to determine if reopening to single lane alternating traffic earlier is possible.”