Chains mandatory in Hope area

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HOPE, B.C. — All commercial vehicles travelling east of Hope, B.C. must now carry chains in the event of bad weather.

New signs have been installed in the Hope area, which read ‘Carry Chains Beyond This Point.’ The signs are located on Hwy. 1 on the north side of the Fraser Bridge, on Hwy. 3 at 21 Mile Curve and on Hwy. 5 at the Carolyn Mines.

A remote controlled flip-down sign reads ‘Chains Mandatory on all Tires of Drive Axles Beyond This Point’ which has flashing yellow lights that will be activated during bad weather.

The lights will stop flashing when weather conditions improve, making chains optional, but it is now mandatory for truckers to have a set of chains on-board their truck at all times when running the Hope area.

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