UPDATE: Semi fire on Coquihalla Highway

A semi fire has created a bottle neck for traffic near the Great Bear snowshed on the Coquihalla Highway, Sunday, June 28, 2015.

MERRITT – A semi burst into flames on the Coquihalla Highway this afternoon, severely restricting traffic for several hours.

VSA Highway Maintenance says the route was fully reopened as of 4:30 p.m, June 28.

The fire, about 1 kilometre north of the Great Bear snowshed, had forced the closure of one lane.

No word on any injuries.

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

More to come.

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Approximate location of semi fire on Coquihalla Highway, Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Approximate location of semi fire on Coquihalla Highway, Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Image Credit: Drive B.C.

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