Highway 5 reopened after vehicle incident between Merritt and Kamloops

Highway 5 incident cleared

UPDATE: 5:50 a.m.

DriveBC reports the incident and highway closure on the Coquihalla at Surrey Lake summit between Merritt and Kamloops was cleared as of about 3:15 a.m.

ORIGINAL: 10:15 p.m.

Highway 5 is closed northbound for a 16.5 kilometre section between Merritt and Kamloops.

According to DriveBC, a vehicle incident between Exit 315 and Exit 336 on the Coquihalla has caused the closure.

A detour is available via Highway 5A.

Details of the incident are not clear.

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