UPDATE: One lane of Highway 1 near Sicamous open again

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. Dec. 10 2013

Drivebc.ca is reporting one lane of Hwy 1, previously closed at the Eagle River bridge near Sicamous is open to alternating traffic.

UPDATE: 9:04 a.m. Dec. 10, 2013

Kelowna RCMP say the area of Hwy 1 that is closed is at the Eagle River bridge. They expect the road to open sometime between noon and 6 p.m.

6:50 a.m. Dec. 10, 2013

Highway 1 is closed near Sicamous until at least noon after a bad accident. Check DriveBC for updates.

This story was changed at 2:24 p.m. October 10 to change the name of the bridge from Malakwa to Eagle River bridge.



SICAMOUS - Transportation Ministry staff will be assessing the safety of a Trans-Canada Highway bridge in southeastern B.C. after a truck burst into flames following a four-vehicle crash.

Mounties say an SUV lost control and rolled into the middle of the highway, east of Sicamous, on Tuesday night.

Sgt. Dave Dubynk says the driver got out unharmed, but three tractor trailers driving along the Eagle River bridge then slammed into the SUV.

No one was injured, but one of the trailer units caught on fire.

The highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke is expected to be closed for the morning while Transportation Ministry personnel assess the structural integrity of the bridge.

Dubynk says police are investigating the cause of the accident.

— The Canadian Press

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