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Crash closes Coquihalla southbound between Merritt and Hope

This screenshot from a DriveBC highway cam shows the Coquihalla Highway at the Britton Creek Rest Area looking south.
Image Credit: DriveBC
February 17, 2021 - 5:18 PM

The southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway are closed between Hope and Merritt this afternoon.

DriveBC reports the southbound lanes of Highway 5 six kilometres north of Hope to one kilometre south of Merritt closed due to a vehicle collision this afternoon, Feb. 17.

A social media post is reporting two semi-trailers are involved. Traffic is backed up for a considerable distance.

There is no estimated time of reopening, but an assessment is in progress.

A detour is available via Highway 1 and Highway 3 with southbound lanes closed four km south of exit 286.

Motorists are advised to check DriveBC for updates.

Southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway are closed between Hope and Merritt this  afternoon.
Southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway are closed between Hope and Merritt this afternoon.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Drive BC

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