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Highway 1 reopens to single lane alternating traffic

Multiple incidents cleared

UPDATE: 6:20 a.m.

Multiple highway incidents were cleared overnight on snow-slicked Interior highways.

DriveBC reports an incident at 50 Street NE and 63 Avenue NE in Salmon Arm was cleared as of about 2:30 a.m.

Another between Canoe Beach Drive and Bernie Road was also cleared.

Elsewhere, a crash 10 kilometres east of Lytton on the Trans-Canada Highway was cleared at 4 a.m. after being closed for at least three hours.

Also, another scene on Highway 1 east of Mount Revelstoke National Park was cleared at 8 p.m., and another at Kicking Horse Pass at 6 p.m.

UPDATE 5:01 p.m.

Highway 1 is now open for single lane alternating traffic.

Drive BC is reporting the reopening of the highway and advises motorists to watch for traffic control.

The highway closed Sunday afternoon between Canoe Beach Drive and Bernier Road following an incident between two semi-trucks.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.

Two people were transported to hospital following an incident on Highway 1, BC EHS confirms.

Kris Olsen with BC EHS said the crash happened just after 2 p.m. and two semi-trucks collided.

Two ambulances responded to the incident. Olsen said icy conditions on the highway were a factor in the collision.

The highway remains closed between Canoe Beach Drive and Bernie Road.

Highway 97A, one of the alternate routes earlier listed by DriveBC, is also closed due to a crash.

ORIGINAL 3:15 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed between Canoe Beach Drive and Bernie Road in Salmon Arm.

According to DriveBC, the highway is closed for 5.4 km due to a vehicle incident.

A photo taken just after the incident happened shows what looks to be a collision between two semi-trucks. Road conditions appear snowy in the photograph.

It’s not clear what happened or if there are any injuries from the collision.

DriveBC says detours are available via Highway 97 and Highway 97B.

Castanet has reached out to BC EHS for more information, this story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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