Coquihalla opens

6:28 a.m. update: The Coquihalla, between Kamloops and Merritt, is now open to traffic on both lanes southbound.

8:30 p.m. update:

DriveBC is reporting that one lane, southbound, on Hwy. 5 is now open between Kamloops and Merritt.

A vehicle incident forced the closure of the route 14 km south of Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake.

7:20 p.m.: The Coquihalla is closed southbound between Merritt and Kamloops.

An accident closed the route 14 km south of Exit 336, Junction with Highway 97D, to Logan Lake at around 6:30 p.m.

DriveBC is reporting the highway may not be open until 10:30 p.m., the next update will be at 8 p.m.

A Detour is available via Hwy 97D to Logan Lake.

There was a fatal crash on the same stretch of highway Monday night.

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