The District of Saanich has revealed that West Saanich Road will be closed in multiple locations due to road erosion from Monday’s severe storm.
The District notes that crews are currently on-site at several intersections performing road work in hopes to open West Saanich Road as soon as possible.
It is being estimated by District officials that the road will remain closed for approximately 48 hours along West Saanich Road on the southside of Hartland Avenue and the northside of Prospect Lake Road.
Road closed signs and full barricades across the entire road will be set up at those locations.
Saanich says that road closed ahead signs will be posted at the below locations as well:
- West Saanich South of Keating
- West Saanich at Old West Saanich
- West Saanich North of Wallace
- West Saanich South of Wallace
- West Saanich South of Interurban
- West Saanich North of Wilkinson
Flooding and unsafe road conditions resulted in multiple closures across Vancouver Island amid Monday’s storm, including the Malahat Highway.
The Malahat remained closed in both directions overnight following an “atmospheric river” that brought heavy rains and flooding to the area.
Emcon, the company that provides road clearing services for many B.C. highways, opted to keep the road closed overnight due to road instability caused by the surging floods that turned the roadway into a river.
The major highway was re-opened to single-lane traffic this morning at approximately 9 a.m.
The District of Sooke had also announced that the weather had forced the closure of sections along Highway 14 due to heavy flooding on Monday, but the road has since re-opened as well.