Hemlock Valley Road provides the only access to Sasquatch Mountain Resort in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. More than 500 resort guests and residents were trapped last Friday when a full kilometer of this road was buried by a large mudslide.
The mudslide was triggered by more than 100 millimeters of rain that fell on the last day of January. Despite the resort providing food and resources, around half of the guests opted to pay a private helicopter company $150 each to evacuate them from the resort on day two. The road was briefly opened to one-way traffic on the second day, with the road fully opening on day three. Only staff and locals are left affected by the slide.