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Highway re-opened

Update -- 11 a.m.

The road has been reopened in both directions.


Original story -- 8:30 a.m.

A serious crash has closed the Trans-Canada highway near Revelstoke.

The incident happened around 6:30 Tuesday morning, just east of the town.

The road is closed in both directions and is estimated to open by noon.

According to the Revelstoke RCMP detachment, a westbound semi-tractor trailer unit crashed into a roadside barrier and burst into flames.

Neither the driver or passenger was injured in the crash, but the fire spread to the trailer which contained some fertilizer. Diesel fuel also spilled onto the highway.

The Revelstoke Fire Department has contained the fire and the debris.

Traffic has been and will remain diverted through Revelstoke until the highway is cleared of the truck and all environmental concerns.

The hiking trail leading up to the Meadows of the Sky from Revelstoke has been blocked off due to the burning fertilizer.

Charges to the driver are pending further investigation from Trans Canada East Traffic Services.

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