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Crash closes Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt

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February 02, 2021 - 10:24 AM

A crash has closed the southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt this morning.

DriveBC reports Highway 5 southbound is closed between Exit 276 Comstock Road and Exit 256 Coldwater Road, from nine to 29 kilometres south of Merritt due to a collision today, Feb. 2.

Drivers are reporting traffic is backed up significantly at the scene.

Alternate routes are available and an assessment is in progress, DriveBC says.

DriveBC anticipates the highway will reopen at 11 a.m.

For further updates, check the DriveBC website here.

 The southbound lanes of Highway 5, the Coquihalla Highway, are closed this morning due to a collision.
The southbound lanes of Highway 5, the Coquihalla Highway, are closed this morning due to a collision.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Drive BC

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