The BC Ministry of Transportation is reminding motorists not to stop to take photos while travelling the newly reopened Coquihalla Highway.
The main thoroughfare connecting the west coast and the BC Interior was reopened on Jan. 19 to regular traffic, just over two months after closing due to extensive damage caused by flooding and washouts.
In the first day returning to passenger traffic, the ministry was already receiving reports of motorists stopping in unsafe locations to document the construction with their phones.
“The work is impressive,” said the ministry in a post on social media.
“We get it. But you’re putting yourself and others in harm’s way.”
Instead, British Columbians are being asked to check out the province’s Flickr page for photos.
Sections of the highway remain as only a one-lane access either way, while speed limits have been reduced for much of the 130-kilometre stretch.