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Highway 5 reopens

UPDATE: 5:40 a.m.

DriveBC reports the Coquihalla reopened at 11:30 p.m.


UPDATE: 11:07 p.m.

Highway 5 is still closed in both directions, between Hope and Merritt.

There is a southbound detour in Merritt via Highway 8 and Highway 1 and a northbound detour in Hope via Highway 1 and Highway 3.


UPDATE: 9:07 p.m.

Highway 5 is still closed in both directions, between Hope and Merritt.

A detour is available via Highway 8 and Highway 1, according to DriveBC .

The highway is not expected to open until 11 p.m., according to Drive BC. 


UPDATE: 7:45 p.m.

Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt remains closed in both directions. 

The highway isn’t expected to reopen until 10 p.m., according to DriveBC. 


ORIGINAL: 5:13 p.m.

A vehicle incident has closed Highway 5 in both directions, between Hope and Merritt.

A detour is available via Highway 8 and Highway 1, according to DriveBC .

The highway isn’t expected to reopen until 10 p.m.

The cause of the incident is unknown.

Castanet will continue to provide updates as they become available. 



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