Highway 5 is clear after a vehicle incident and medivac temporarily closed the roadway

Hwy 5 now clear

UPDATED: 6:12 p.m.

Traffic on Highway 5, in both directions has resumed. The vehicle incident and road has cleared at Exit 286, 1 km south of Merritt.

ORIGINAL: 5:14 p.m.

Highway 5 will be closed in both directions due to a vehicle incident at Exit 286, which is 1 km south of Merritt.

Traffic will be stopped for up to 30 minutes for an emergency medivac landing on the highway, according to DriveBC.

DriveBC will be providing an update on the closure at 6 p.m.

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