Rig jack-knifed on Hwy 1

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.

Revelstoke RCMP are now investigating a serious collision that occurred Thursday morning just before 5 a.m. approximately 33 kilometers east of Revelstoke, BC on the Trans-Canada Highway.

RCMP tell Castanet that a westbound semi-tractor trailer unit hauling equipment “jack-knifed” and came to a rest, blocking both lanes.

The highway was closed for approximately three hours. The driver and his passenger, both from B.C., were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no other vehicles involved in the collision. Road conditions were wet from heavy rain and coincidently this crash occurred in the same area as yesterday’s fatality which claimed the life of an adult male from Alberta.

Revelstoke RCMP are reminding motorists to obey all speed indicators especially in the turns, in this area and to obey the rules of the road and drive relative to the conditions.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call the Revelstoke detachment at 250-837-5255.

UPDATE 8:47 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is now open after a collision this morning forced the closure of the highway in both directions.

UPDATE 7:51 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is now open to single lane traffic after being closed completely due to collision east of Revelstoke.

But you are advised to expect heavy delays and congestion.

ORIGINAL 7:32 a.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions this morning east of Revelstoke and the Canyon Hot Springs.

The highway is closed due to a collision between Woolsey Creek, the east boundary of Mount Revelstoke National Park and Jumping Creek Rd for 12.5 km.

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