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PaulB

HWY 99 Closed

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If you were planning to head to Squamish before the long weekend crowds show up, there was a massive rock slide last night just north of Porteau Cove and the road is expected be closed for a couple of days.

 

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CBC story here.

Road updates here.

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to get from seattle around lilooet to sqish will take a long time to say the least.. probably 10+ hours

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It`s 5-6 hours from Seattle to Lillooet, right?

 

Then it's 2-2.5 hours from Lillooet to Squmish.

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oh... dont you have to go past cache creek...? I thought it was longer but I dont drive yet so I really dont know what im talking about... just take Dru's advice

 

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You can see in the first photo how it just missed the fake granite, Furry Creek golfcourse sign.

 

Maybe they can replace the old sign with a brand new carved granite boulder now!

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You can see in the first photo how it just missed the fake granite, Furry Creek golfcourse sign.

 

Maybe they can replace the old sign with a brand new carved granite boulder now!

 

LOLZ

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I really curious why the upcoming Olympics generated this massive new highway project. Not that this slide is directly related to that whole fiasco, but it seems like there were a ton of other options.

 

Rail lines come to mind, or better yet putting in a ferry from Vancouver to Squamish. Those options sound a lot cheaper then the idiotic new highway.

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Go to Whistler this weekend the hardcore 4x4 way - up Harrison West FSR then up the Lillooet River Valley. Will take some time though as there's about 20km of rough 4x4 road to pass over. The rest is smooth sailing though!

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actually Harrison West is in 2wd shape right now

But bring good tires. Expect one flat, maybe 2.

 

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I've always wondered why they didn't put in a train... ferry would cool too.

 

There IS a train. The tracks are right next to the highway...buried under the same rocks.

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That may be, but a ferry wouldn't get buried in a landslide. They just need a big ferry for the Olympics.

 

In my estimation what would be really cool is if they returned 99 to it's state prior to expansion. While they're at it return the highway from Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay back to it's prebuild state. That road was a crazy 2 lane winding road back in the 70s.

 

The kind of road that makes you pay close attention to your driving. :tup:

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Ugghh, 9 hours today from downtown Vancouver to Squish (stopped for breakfast though). Wouldn't be so bad but every man and his dog, camper van, delivery truck is going down the Duffey lake road now.

 

And they didn't spend 600 million to upgrade the highway just for 2 weeks of Olympics and the 40,000 or so residents of the corridor. Think Maple Ridge of the north more like it.

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actually Harrison West is in 2wd shape right now

But bring good tires. Expect one flat, maybe 2.

 

Anyone want to offer up the location of this Harrison West FSR, and where it's picked up? Is this a time saver vs. going north to Lillooet?

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It's on the maps. It isn't really a time saver, it is shorter distance wise, but for a lot of it you will be driving at 30-40 kmh, so you don't save any time.

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Govt just announced a major upgrade of the Duffey. Was this in the works, or is it that big wigs were forced to drive the road and lost their minds at how bad the surface is?

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