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Highway 3 closed in multiple places due to vehicle incidents


One of the few highways connecting the Lower Mainland to the Interior has closed due to vehicle incidents.

Drive B.C. is reporting Highway 3 is closed in two locations between Hope and Princeton today, Nov. 26.


A vehicle incident between Burr Road and Wrights Road, about five kilometres west of Princeton, has caused the road’s closure. No detour is available and there is no estimated time of reopening.

Another accident has been reported at Tower Road, 47 km west of Princeton. It has also caused the road’s closure and there is no detour available.

Highway 99 is currently the only other highway connecting the Lower Mainland to the Interior.

Work is underway to reopen the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt to commercial traffic by late January, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said and Highway 7 between Hope and Agassiz remains open but under travel restrictions.

A large section of the Trans-Canada Highway through the Fraser Canyon area remains closed due to mudslides and Highway 8, between Spences Bridge and Merritt, was severely damaged by flooding and is also closed.

READ MORE: B.C. reopens major section of flood-damaged Trans-Canada Highway in Fraser Valley

- With files from The Canadian Press

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