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Two separate crashes close Coquihalla south of Merritt

Highway 5 at Comstock Road, about 15 kilometres south of Merritt, looking north.
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November 16, 2015 - 11:12 AM

MERRITT - Two separate crashes on the Coquihalla Highway have shut down the route this morning from Merritt to Hope.

The first crash occurred around 9:45 a.m. at the Coldwater Interchange, exit 286, at the south end of Merritt, closing down the southbound lanes. No detours are listed by Drive B.C. and an estimated time of opening is available is not currently available.

The second vehicle incident happened at Larson Hill, exit 250, around 10:30 a.m. The northbound lanes are closed at Hope. No detour is listed on Drive B.C. and an estimated time of opening is not available.

Drive B.C. is reporting compact snow with slushy sections on Highway 5 from Merritt to the Portia Interchange. Similar conditions are being reported on Highway 97C and on the Coquihalla from Kamloops to Merritt.

Current conditions and road closures can be found on the Drive B.C. website.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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