UPDATE: 2:05 p.m.
Traffic is moving again.
DriveBC says a single southbound lane has reopened at the scene of the vehicle incident.
Motorists should still expect major delays.
Crews remain on the scene one kilometre south of the Highway 97D junction.
ORIGINAL 1:35 p.m.
Traffic is stalled on the Coquihalla Highway.
DriveBC says southbound lanes are closed between exit 336: Walloper and exit 315: Helmer Rd. due to a vehicle incident.
#BCHwy5 The highway is CLOSED to all southbound traffic approximately 1 km south of #BCHwy97D. Crews on scene. Assessment is in progress. Expect major delays. #LacLeJeune #Kamloops #MerrittBC— DriveBC (@DriveBC) May 26, 2022
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An assessment is in progress but drivers should expect major delays.
The next update is scheduled for 2 p.m.
On Monday, southbound traffic was backed up for several kilometres on Highway 5 between Merritt and Hope. BC Transportation warned motorists to expect long delays due to a combination of high long weekend volume returning to the coast and construction related to last fall’s flood damage.