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Huge delays reported along Interior highways

Vehicles in the southbound lanes at Larson Hill along Highway 5, July 3, 2022.
Image Credit: DriveB.C.

Drivers are reporting long delays in the Coquihalla's southbound lanes this afternoon.

A travel advisory is in effect for the highway between Merritt and two kilometres north of Hope due to traffic congestion in the southbound lanes.

"Expect greater than two-hour delays," according to DriveB.C.

A long line of traffic can be seen on DriveB.C. cameras at Larson Hill, roughly 36 km south of Merritt. 

The Ministry of Transportation has warned of delays along the Coquihalla as repairs are being made to the highway following last fall’s floods.

The B.C. RCMP said police were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover in the southbound lanes of the highway in the Hope area this afternoon.

Drivers are also reporting extremely slow traffic along the Crowsnest Highway this afternoon.

A travel advisory is also in effect for Highway 99 between Lillooet and north of Pemberton. DriveB.C. is advising travellers to watch for water pooling on the road and increased rockfall in the area.

- This story was updated at 3:19 p.m. with a comment from the RCMP and an update on Highway 99.

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