Truck fire on Highway 5

Accident on Highway 5

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Update: 4:18 p.m.

Video posted to Twitter by Anne Kessler @kess_anne shows a truck fully engulfed. 

UPDATE: 4:03

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.

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