UPDATE: Crash on Trans Canada west of Lake Louise closes highway

The view from the Parks Canada webcam at Field, B.C. about 16 kilometres west of the B.C./Alberta border looking southwest, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2015.
Image Credit: Parks Canada

FIELD, B.C. – Highway 1 was closed at Field, B.C. following a crash making it tough on travellers driving to and from Alberta today.

Drive B.C. says the Trans Canada, closed in both directions from Golden, B.C. to about five kilometres west of Lake Louise, Alta. this morning, Jan. 2, due to a collision, has now reopened to single lane traffic. Drivers can expect delays due to heavy traffic volumes this afternoon.

No information about the crash or injuries has been released.

A traffic analyst was called to the scene, according to Drive B.C.

No detour is available in the area.

For the latest highway conditions check out the Drive B.C. website.

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

— This story was updated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 with estimated time of opening information from Drive B.C.

— This story was updated at 1:14 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 to include information about the route reopening.

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