Highway 14 from Sooke to Port Renfrew remains closed because of downed trees and power lines. Photo courtesy Drive BC.

Highway 14 from Sooke to Port Renfrew remains closed because of downed trees and power lines. Photo courtesy Drive BC.

Drivers are asked to stay clear of Highway 14 on the southwest coast of the Island, which remains closed as debris from downed trees and power lines have caused hazardous road conditions.

The transportation ministry says staff are working with BC Hydro crews to remove the trees that have fallen across the highway.

The closure started Sunday afternoon and covers about 65 kilometres from Otter Point Road, east of Sooke, to Port Renfrew.

For people in Port Renfrew and west of Jordan River, access to Greater Victoria is available via the Pacific Marine Circle route, and you are asked to use caution, good winter tires and drive according to winter conditions.

The ministry says it expects to re-open the closed portion of the highway sometime during the week, weather permitting.

Highway 14 between Sooke and Langford is open.

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