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UPDATE: Trans Canada near Salmon Arm reopens following crash

A vehicle collision on the Trans Canada about one kilometre west of Salmon Arm has closed the highway in both directions, Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Image Credit: Drive B.C.
March 05, 2016 - 12:06 PM

SALMON ARM – Highway 1 has reopened near Salmon Arm after a vehicle collision this morning.

The Trans Canada was closed in both directions about one kilometre west of Salmon Arm, according to Drive B.C. The highway reopened shortly before noon.

Two ambulances and an air ambulance were dispatched to the collision on the Salmon River Bridge at about 7:45 a.m., March 5, B.C. Emergency Health Services spokesperson Kevin Sauve says.

Sauve says two people were injured in the crash, adding one person is in critical condition.

For the latest information on the closure and highway conditions across the province go to the Drive B.C. website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 9:29 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016 to add information from B.C. Emergency Heath Services.

— This story was updated at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016 to say the highway had reopened.

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