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Canadian Province Sets Gas, Travel Restrictions After Floods

Tw men place sandbags to try and stop the rising floodwaters following heavy rain in Barrowtown near Abbotsford, British Columbia, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tw men place sandbags to try and stop the rising floodwaters following heavy rain in Barrowtown near Abbotsford, British Columbia, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Vancouver, British Columbia (AP) -- The British Columbia government announced Friday it is limiting the amount of fuel people can purchase at gas stations in some parts of the province and is restricting non-essential travel as highways begin to reopen following torrential rains that caused floods and mudslides.

Provincial Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said non-essential vehicles will be limited to about 8 gallons (30 liters) per trip to the gas station. The order is expected to last until Dec. 1.