Saturday, April 19th3.0°C

Hwy. 1 near Sicamous - all clear

9 p.m. update: The highway is now open.

The highway was also closed near Salmon Arm when a semi carrying cattle crashed into another tractor-trailer.

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Update 10:15 a.m.

Sicamous RCMP has confirmed that four vehicles were involved in a serious crash on Highway 1, east of the town.

Officers say a Ford Bronco lost control, rolled and came to a rest in the middle of the highway. The driver was able to exit the vehicle unharmed, but due to the incident, three tractor-trailers also became involved in the crash and are completely blocking traffic on the Eagle River Bridge.

One of the tractor-trailers burst into flames and has since been extinguished, but no injuries have been reported.

The Ministry of Transportation is on scene and will be assessing the structural integrity of the bridge later this morning.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Original story 6:30 a.m.

The TransCanada Highway is closed at the Malakwa Bridge 20 km. east of Sicamous due to a motor vehicle incident.

Estimated time of reopening has been set to between noon and 6pm. The road is expected to open to single-lane alternating traffic between 10-11 a.m.

Please check DriveBC for ongoing highway closure updates and road conditions.

A witness says three tractor- trailers were involved in the accident.

We have no information on any injuries.

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