BC imposes gas restrictions, three bodies recovered near mudslide


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The Government of British Columbia has introduced measures to ensure that gas and diesel are prioritized for essential vehicles.


From now until December 1, non-essential vehicles, including the general public, will still have access to fuel available through retail gas stations but there is a limit. People will be limited to 30 litres per trip to the gas station.


This rule applies to the following locations:

  • Lower Mainland (Vancouver to Hope)

  • Sea to Sky (Squamish to Pemberton)

  • Sunshine Coast

  • Gulf Islands

  • Vancouver Island

 

The RCMP said that three bodies were recovered near a mudslide site near Lillooet. Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, said in a statement, "One person was located deceased on Monday, Nov. 15. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the team recovered another deceased individual, and two additional decedents were recovered on Thursday, Nov. 18. Efforts continued Friday, Nov. 19 to locate a fifth person reported as missing, but unfortunately those attempts were unsuccessful."


Thousands of animals have died from the flooding.

 

There are still evacuation orders in effect for several locations. A flood watch remains in effect for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii.