Highway 1 re-opened

Update 4:45 p.m.

Revelstoke RCMP say a semi truck was found on its side, blocking the highway near Three Valley Gap around 12 p.m.

The truck was hauling cargo eastbound when the driver lost control. 

A 22-year-old man was the driver and sole occupant. He received minor injuries and has been charged with speeding relative to the conditions.

Traffic was diverted into Revelstoke throughout this road closure from the east. West bound traffic was held back on the western side of the accident.

UPDATE 2:30 P.M. 

The crash at Three Valley Gap has been cleared and traffic is again flowing along the Trans Canada Highway. 

DriveBC says motorists can expect heavy traffic volumes.

Witnesses at the crash scene indicate a semi had flipped on its side.

Images from DriveBC show the semi across both lanes of traffic.

Traffic on the Trans-Canada highway has come to a stop due to a vehicle accident near Revelstoke.

The road is closed in both directions at Three Valley Gap after a semi truck jackknifed across the road.

An assessment is currently in progress and there is no estimated time of reopening.


Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.

More BC News

Vancouver Webcam
Webcam provided by webcams.travel
Recent Trending
Okanagan Oldies
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada