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Traffic now moving past site of Southern Interior mudslide where woman vanished

DriveBC says Highway 99 near the junction with Highway 97 was partially reopened late Monday following a weekend mudslide.
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August 14, 2018 - 1:10 PM

CACHE CREEK, B.C. - A single lane of traffic is now getting past the site of a mudslide in British Columbia's southern Interior where a vehicle was swept away on the weekend.

DriveBC, the provincial government's online site for road conditions, says Highway 99 near the junction with Highway 97 was partially reopened late Monday.

A pilot vehicle is leading traffic through work zones where the road was cut by a mudslide on Saturday engulfing a yellow 1968 Morgan convertible.

The 57-year-old Sechelt man driving the classic car was able to scramble free, but RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said his wife, 57-year-old Valerie Morris, is still missing.

Officers assume Morris was trapped in the convertible and unable to get out, but only pieces of the vehicle have been located.

Mounties are now asking for the public's help and want to see dashboard camera video or speak with any witnesses, including the occupants of a motor home that was driving near the convertible before the slide.

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