Highway 8 blocked, delays on Coquihalla due to vehicle incidents

Delays on Coquihalla

UPDATE: 8:39 p.m.

Both highways are once again open, according to DriveBC.

ORIGINAL: 6:05 p.m.

A vehicle incident south of Merritt is causing delays on the Coquihalla while a separate incident has closed Highway 8 west of the Nicola town.

DriveBC is alerting drivers to the incident between Exit 276 and Exit 286 south of Merritt on Highway 5 which is causing delays in both directions. Drivers are being warned to expect delays of up to an hour.

Meanwhile, west of Merritt on Highway 8 in the Lower Nicola a vehicle incident has closed the the road. A detour is in effect but delays are to be expected. Commercial vehicles are being told not to use that route at all. Highway 8 connects Merritt and Spences Bridge.

DriveBC also has highway condition warnings out for most southern interior highways related to the compact snow on the ground following yesterday's snow event.

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