Highway 18, mid-point between the Trans Canada Highway turn-off and the Cowichan Lake exit, looking west. The highway will be closed to remove dangerous trees. (Drive BC)

Highway 18, mid-point between the Trans Canada Highway turn-off and the Cowichan Lake exit, looking west. The highway will be closed to remove dangerous trees. (Drive BC)

Highway 18 between Lake Cowichan and Duncan to be closed Thursday

Fear not, motorists, you are not stuck in Lake Cowichan.

Drivers heading into Duncan along Highway 18 take note: the highway will be closed in both directions on Thursday, Nov. 29 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to facilitate the safe removal of dangerous trees.

Fear not, motorists, you are not stuck in Lake Cowichan. But it will take you some extra time to get into town so plan ahead.

A detour will be in place on Cowichan Lake Road with flaggers stationed at Youbou Road, Cowichan Lake Road and Skutz Falls Road, assured a notice from Mainroad South Island Contracting, the company tasked with caring for the highway.