Crews have managed to clear a path after a torrent of mud swept across a road northwest of Williams Lake.
A mudslide across Buckskin Road blocked access to the Rudy Johnson Bridge Friday morning.
Via @DriveBC, Buckskin Rd is now open to single lane alternating traffic at Rudy Johnson Bridge after mudslide. Video shows scope of the damage https://t.co/lqoK7bLHFR #WilliamsLake pic.twitter.com/Bxxw8bCaHQ— BC Transportation (@TranBC) April 12, 2019
Single-lane alternative traffic is now in place.
Residents said they had to detour using Meldrum Creek Road, though that was not advised officially by DriveBC.
Heavy rains and hail Wednesday and Thursday likely exacerbated spring runoff conditions in the area, which was heavily impacted by the 2017 White Lake Fire that threatened Williams Lake.
The Tribune has a call into the Ministry of Transportation, which is believed to be assessing the unfolding situation.
Spring runoff had caused washouts under the nearby CN tracks on March 23 and on local roads for resident access.