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Hwy. 5 reopened

Update -- 8 p.m.

The Coquihalla has now been fully reopened following a serious crash on Tuesday afternoon.


4:20 p.m. Update: The Coquihalla has reopened to one lane northbound after a semi from West Coast Amusements flipped on its side Tuesday afternoon, spilling midway supplies across the highway.

The highway was closed for two hours while crews moved the wrecked truck to the right lane.

There are no reports of any injuries.


2:40 p.m.: A motor vehicle crash has brought northbound traffic on the Coquihalla Highway to a standstill.

Pictures sent in to Castanet show a semi has rolled over and spilled its load.

The semi is seen on its side taking up the entire two lanes of traffic.

According to DriveBC the incident occurred 1km south of Exit 256, Kingsvale (Coldwater Road).

No detours are available.

No word when the road will re-open to traffic.

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