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Get ready to share the road from 100 Mile House to Vernon with military trucks

Canadian Armed Forces Medium Support Vehicles with Land Task Force Vernon are seen in this submitted photo. The military personnel and equipment are in B.C. to support efforts to battle wildfires.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Sailor 1st Class (S1) Sisi Xu, MARPAC Imaging Services, Esquimalt
August 27, 2021 - 4:30 PM

As the Canadian Armed Forces moves troops and equipment where they are needed in the fight against wildfires in B.C., motorists can expect some delays this weekend.

The army is conducting a road move of around 80 personnel, and their equipment, from 100 Mile House to Vernon along Highway 1 and Highway 97 tomorrow, Aug. 28. according to a Land Task Force Vernon media release.

The soldiers were helping to fight the Flat Lake wildfire, and will now be based at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre as the assist in the fight against the White Rock Lake wildfire.

READ MORE: Canadian Armed Forces moving troops, equipment from Oliver to Vernon on Friday

The troops and equipment will be moved in large green Medium Support Vehicles and multiple pickup trucks in small groups.

The military said the convoys could create congestion or slowdowns for drivers.

Motorists are asked to be patient and give the military vehicles plenty of space.

The Land Task Force is participating in Operation LENTUS, the Canadian Armed Forces’ response to natural disasters.

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