Images on social media showed water covering parts of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Photo: Florence Lockyer/Facebook)

Images on social media showed water covering parts of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace. (Photo: Florence Lockyer/Facebook)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace open

DriveBC urges drivers to continue to watch for slippery sections, pooling water

UPDATE: Highway 16 is now open between Terrace and Prince Rupert after being closed Feb. 10 due to inclement weather and water pooling on the road. DriveBC continues to advise that drivers watch for slippery sections and pooling water.

Original story below:

Highway 16 West from Terrace to Prince Rupert is currently closed due to inclement weather.

Extreme amounts of water due to rain is covering parts of the highway causing dangerous driving conditions. The highway is closed at the 28-mile marker heading west, until further notice, Terrace RCMP said in a media release.

The website has outlined that there is water pooling between Rainbow Avalanche Gates and Kenney St. for 108.5 kilometres, starting 29 kilometres east of Prince Rupert to Terrace.

Images and video of water covering parts of Highway 16 have emerged on social media showing the extent of the flooding.

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