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Coquihalla Highway closed southbound between Hope and Merritt

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February 12, 2019 - 2:57 PM

If your travel plans today include the Coquihalla Highway you may need to rethink them.

Highway 5 is closed southbound between Merritt and Hope this afternoon, Feb. 12, following a vehicle incident between Highway 5A, Highway 97C and Highway 3, according to Drive B.C.

Drive B.C. says an assessment is in progress and points out the northbound lanes are open.

The alternate routes available include Highway 1, Highway 3 or Highway 5A where Drive B.C. warns winter driving conditions exist.

There's no word on when the southbound lanes will reopen.

For the latest on the status of Coquihalla Highway check out the Drive B.C. website here.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Drive B.C.

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