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UPDATE: Coquihalla reopens following semi-truck incident south of Kamloops

A semi-truck blocks traffic this morning on the Coquihalla.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Dave Shackelly
February 06, 2021 - 8:46 AM

The Coquihalla's southbound lanes have reopened after a semi-truck blocked them this morning.

Kamloops resident Dave Shackelly reported that a semi-truck, between Kamloops and Merritt, had driven into the ditch and blocked the opposite lanes at roughly 7:40 a.m., Feb. 6.

He said the roads were a little slick and big snowflakes were falling.

The Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 are expected to receive 20 to 30 cm of snow today.

READ MORE: Coquihalla to get 20 to 30 cm of snow this morning

- This story was updated at 12:17 p.m. to include the highway's reopening.


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