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Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke cleared after earlier crash closes road

Hwy 1 near Revelstoke clear

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m.

Highway 1 east of Revelstoke has reopened to traffic in both directions after an earlier closure, according to DriveBC.

A stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway had been closed earlier Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle incident near Mount Revelstoke National Park.

DriveBC said this stretch of road was cleared as of about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m.

More incidents are reported on the Trans-Canada Highway this afternoon.

DriveBC reports a crash east of Glacier National Park, where the route has been reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic.

Traffic control and emergency vehicles are on scene. Expect minor delays.

Meanwhile, another incident in Mount Revelstoke National Park has closed traffic in both directions.

A scene assessment is in progress.

No new information has been provided on this morning's collision near Canoe and it is not listed on DriveBC's map, indicting the scene is likely cleared.

Webcams show snowy conditions east of Sicamous.

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.

BC Emergency Health Services says one patient has been rushed to hospital in this morning's multi-vehicle pileup on the Trans-Canada Highway near Canoe.

BCEHS was called to the scene at 9:27 a.m., a spokesperson says.

One ambulance responded.

"Paramedics cared for and transported one patient to hospital," BCEHS says.

Castanet has also reached out to the BC Highway Patrol for more information.

DriveBC now reports the incident between Canoe Beach Drive and Bernie Road, with all lanes blocked.

Drivers should expect delays.

One semi is jack-knifed, and crews are on site.

ORIGINAL: 10:10 a.m.

A major collision has blocked the Trans-Canada Highway in the Shuswap.

Reader submitted dashcam footage shows a pileup that appears to involve at least three semis, about four kilometres east of Canoe.

There may also be a passenger vehicle involved.

"The highway is completely blocked," says Robert Himmelspach.

There is no information on the incident on DriveBC yet.

A heavy snowfall for Highway 1 through the Shuswap to Rogers Pass is in effect for today, with snow easing by late afternoon.

Himmelspach says conditions were sheer ice.

He was on his way from Sicamous to Kamloops at the time.

He couldn't tell if any serious injuries are involved, but did his best to slow down oncoming traffic as he turned around from the scene.

Castanet will have more details as they become available.

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