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Medevac responds to Coq

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

A medevac helicopter responded to a crash in the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway Saturday morning. 

While the extent of the injuries to those involved is unknown, one witness reported the crash was between an SUV and a semi-truck. 

While the highway was briefly closed, it has since been reopened. 


UPDATE: 1:35 p.m.

Northbound lanes on the Coquihalla have reopened following a collision 45 kilometres south of Merritt, just after noon on Saturday.

DriveBC says motorists can expect delays due to congestion.


ORIGINAL: 12:45 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway is closed heading northbound due to a collision, about 45 kilometres south of Merritt, according to DriveBC.

No detour is available, and the estimated reopening time isn't known.

One account claims the vehicle incident involved an SUV and a semi-truck and that one person was trapped in their vehicle, but that information is unconfirmed.

Slushy sections and pooling water have been reported on the mountain pass between Hope and Merritt, according to DriveBC. There is also a warning in place to watch for potholes. 

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