• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage


Hwy. 1 reopens

Update 10:00 PM

Road has now reopened from Junction with Hwy 12, LIytton South Access to Spences Bridge.

Update: 4:15 p.m.

RCMP are confirming one person has died in a four vehicle collision on Highway 1, 15 km east of Lytton.

According to Sgt. Rob Vermeulen one of the four vehicles involved in the collision was a tanker truck and first responders had to deal with a fire involving this truck.

"Tragically, a passenger in one of the vehicles was killed. Police are currently attempting to do next of kin notifications. As such, no name is being released," he said.

Police continue to investigate this collision. Please check with drivebc.ca for updates on the highway closure.

Send photos and video to [email protected]

It's getting more difficult for drivers to get to and from the coast as yet another major highway is closed.

Highway 1 has now been shut down, in both directions, 25 km. east Lytton to Spences Bridge (36.2 km.) because of a vehicle incident.

Hwy. 5 has been closed since an avalanche Thursday. Traffic was going around the closed route by taking Hwy. 8 from Merritt to Hwy. 1. 

The last route open to the lower mainland is Hwy. 3, the Hope Princeton.  

DriveBC has no estimated time of opening for Hwy. 1 or Hwy. 5.

Send photos and video to [email protected]


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.

More BC News

Vancouver Webcam
Recent Trending
Member of the RTNDA