August 17, 2013 - 4:52 PM
UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013
The TransCanada between Revelstoke and Golden has reopened to traffic.
It was closed since this morning following a serious car accident in Glacier National Park east of the Rogers Pass Summitt.
Even though the highway is open in both directions, there will be some serious delays for the next few hours as the huge backlog of traffic clears out.
UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013
Drive BC now says the TransCanada between Revelstoke and Golden will open at 4:30 p.m.
UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013
The TransCanada highway between Revelstoke and Golden remains closed as a collision re-constructionist investigates a two car crash in Glacier National Park.
RCMP say three people have been taken to hospital. All three are in serious condition. One was flown to Kelowna General with a STARS air ambulance from Calgary with a traumatic head injury.
The crash happened this morning east of the Rogers Pass Summit, a few hundred meters east of the Tupper Timber snow shed.
Drive BC is estimating the highway will reopen between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today.
UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. Aug. 17, 2013
Drive BC says the TransCanada between Revelstoke and Golden will open sometime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today.
A car crash about 5 km east of the Rogers Pass is the reason for the closure.
There are reports that a STARS air ambulance from Calgary has transported a patient to Kelowna General Hospital with a traumatic brain injury and a 2nd patient was taken to hospital in Golden by ambulance.
10:46 a.m. Aug. 17, 2013
The TransCanada is closed in both directions from Revelstoke to Golden.
Drive BC says there has been a ‘vehicle incident,’ which is bureaucratic-speak for car crash. It happened in the Rogers Pass at the summit.
There are reports that a helicopter landed on the highway to take patients to hospital and that the coroner has been called to the scene.
Drive BC isn’t providing an estimated time for Highway 1 to reopen, but the website is promising an update before noon.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013