A mudslide in the southbound lane of the Malahat is delaying traffic through Goldstream Provincial Park. (DriveBC)

A mudslide in the southbound lane of the Malahat is delaying traffic through Goldstream Provincial Park. (DriveBC)

Malahat mudslide slowed southbound traffic through Goldstream

Crews cleared the lane just before 3 p.m. Saturday

A mudslide on the Malahat caused traffic delays on Saturday afternoon.

Following significant rainfall on Jan. 31 and into the morning on Feb. 1, many roads and sections of highway were flooded or damaged across Vancouver Island.

READ ALSO: McKenzie Interchange reopens after morning flood-related closure

According to DriveBC, the southbound lane of the Malahat between Wellswood Road and Finlayson Arm Road was hit with a mudslide around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The 1 kilometre stretch of road passing through Goldstream Provincial Park was closed intermittently while crews dealt with the clean-up.

READ ALSO: Flooding closes Highway 1, Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency

By 3 p.m., the area had been cleared and traffic resumed.

Highway 1 was also closed for nine kilometres through Chemainus and on the South Island on Saturday morning due to flooding.


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