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Weather prompts mudslides, highway closure in Fraser Valley

November 23, 2017
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Mudslides in the Fraser Valley following substantive rain and a Pineapple Express have shut down Highway One for a stretch between Chilliwack and Hope. This area is affected by debris flows every few years, according to SFU Earth Sciences professor Brent Ward. He is available to weigh in on the factors that led to at least two slides in the area and what more we might expect this season.

Brent Ward, Department of Earth Sciences, cell 604-771-5829. Work 778-782-4229; bcward@sfu.ca