Accident on Highway 5
Update: 4:18 p.m.
Video posted to Twitter by Anne Kessler @kess_anne shows a truck fully engulfed.
Fire on the Coquihalla Highway at the Box Canyon chain up. pic.twitter.com/ygzpzZNlcq— Anne Kessler (@kess_anne) May 18, 2018
Several photos have been submitted to castanet from driver travelling along Highway 5 outside of Hope.
The photos show what appears to be a burned-out truck and a red trailer.
There are no word on injuries or a cause, but Drive BC is reporting northbound delays through the Box Canyon area of the Coquihalla.
Castanet will have more details as they become available.
ORIGINAL: 3:45 p.m.
Thick, black smoke can be seen billowing into the sky, and traffic along Highway 5 has almost come to a full stop.
A Castanet reader has sent us pictures of what appears to be a multi-vehicle accident just outside Hope on Highway 5.
Drive BC is reporting a northbound vehicle incident near Box Canyon and drivers should expect 30 minute delays.
Traffic is apparently backed up for about 5 kilometres.
There are no other details at this time.
Castanet will update the story as more information becomes available.