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Traffic flowing again on Coquihalla Highway after semi rollover

Single-lane traffic restored

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.

Single lane southbound traffic has now been restored on the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt.  

A post to the Coquihalla Reports Facebook group shows traffic getting by the rolled-over semi, which blocked the highway around 9:30 a.m.

Motorists should expect considerable delays as the backlog clears.


UPDATE 10:35 a.m.

Photos posted to Twitter show the reason for the southbound closure of the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt. 

A semi has rolled between Portia and Box Canyon. Motorists stuck in line tell Castanet crews are currently working to clear the wreck. There is still no estimated time of reopening. 


ORIGINAL 10 a.m.

The Coquihalla Highway is closed southbound between Merritt and Hope due to a vehicle incident. 

DriveBC says highway teams are assessing an incident between Portia and Box Canyon. An estimated time of reopening and detour is not available. 

“Crews en route. Expect heavy delays and congestion,” DriveBC tweeted.

Webcams at the Zopkios Rest Area show traffic starting to back up.

More information as it becomes available.



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