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Crash slows Hwy 1 again


UPDATE: 12:50 p.m.

Another crash has slowed traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway about 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke, according to a motorist.

Brandon Beal said the highway was blocked off for a short time but traffic is now moving through an alternating single-lane.

Beal said it's the third closure along Highway 1 he has endured today, as he is commuting from Cochrane, Alta. to Abbotsford.

"I sat at the last scene for over an hour, and for 45 minutes at the accident scene prior to that," he told Castanet.

Single-lane alternating traffic is also still in effect west of Golden, where DriveBC reported an accident closed the highway for about an hour in both directions.  

- with files from Colton Davies


UPDATE 10:56 a.m.

A motorist says Highway 1 is now open west of Golden.


UPDATE 10 a.m.

Highway 1 will be closed in both directions 18 km west of Golden to 17 km west of Golden because of a vehicle recovery.

The road is expected to reopen at 11 a.m. with single-lane alternating traffic until 1 p.m.  


An accident has closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 near Golden.

According to DriveBC, the highway is closed 11 kilometres east of the city and no detour is available.

There is no word on when the eastbound lanes will reopen.



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