B.C.’s 30-litre gas limit will end on Tuesday, state of emergency extended

B.C.'s 30-litre gas limit will end on Tuesday, state of emergency extended

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is lifting a restriction on gasoline for the general public that was put in place after flooding and landslides cut off supplies.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the 30-litre limit per visit to the pumps will lift on Tuesday.

Gas rationing was put in place Nov. 19 for drivers in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and other southern B.C. locations in order to ensure enough supply for essential traffic, such as emergency vehicles and supply chain transport.

Farnworth says the measure proved effective and can be lifted, as the Trans Mountain Pipeline gradually reopens and additional shipments of fuel by truck and barge arrive in the province.

The minister also announced a two-week extension to the provincial state of emergency as crews continue work to reopen highways and while traffic on some major routes is limited to essential services.

“While we’re making significant progress in our recovery, there is still a lot of work to do to reopen our highways and get people back into their homes,” Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety, said in a statement.

“My continued thanks go out to all British Columbians for their patience and compliance during these challenging times.”

Non-essential travel will still be restricted on parts of Highway 3 and Highway 99, he said.


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