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Traffic slow on Coquihalla

Update -- 2:24 p.m.

Heather Loenen says a group of semis became stuck and were forced to put chains on their tires. She says traffic has now slowly begun to move.


The Coquihalla highway is closed between Merritt and Hope, due to a traffic incident.

DriveBC says it happened on the western edge of the Coquihalla summit’s recreation area.

The road is closed at Great Bear Snowshed and there is no time estimate for when it will be reopened.

A detour is available via Highway 1 or Highway 3 at Hope.

Heather Loenen says a group of semis became stuck and were forced to put chains on their tires. She says traffic has now slowly begun to move.

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