Highway 5 near Merritt reopened following vehicle fire

Coquihalla opens single lane

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m.

Following a vehicle fire on the Coquihalla that closed the northbound lanes of the highway, a single lane has now been opened up, allowing traffic to get past the incident. 

UPDATE: 10:10 a.m.

DriveBC reports northbound lanes of the Coquihalla could reopen by 12:30 p.m. near Merritt, following a vehicle fire.

ORIGINAL: 8:25 a.m.

A vehicle fire on Highway 5, northbound, is causing travel issues near Merritt Thursday morning.
The vehicle fire is between Highway 5A, Highway 97C and Exit 290 at Merritt.

The road is closed and an assessment is in progress. DriveBC indicates there is a detour via Hwy 5A. The next update is expected at 9:15 a.m.

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