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Some Roads Partially Reopened in Flooded British Columbia

In this aerial photo, damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, British Columbia, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
In this aerial photo, damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, British Columbia, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Vancouver, British Columbia (AP) -- An advance team of Canadian soldiers went to work Thursday and more were due as some major highways reopened to limited traffic in British Columbia, but officials said the situation remained critical after floods and mudslides that forced evacuations, blocked transportation routes, caused the death of at least one person and killed thousands of farm animals.

Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the good news is that the significant rainfall has ended and no further major precipitation is expected for the rest of the week.