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HWY CLOSED 5 COQUIHALLA

Update-

Two patients were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a crash on the Coquihalla yesterday.

The accident happened between Hope and Merritt when a truck rolled over. One occupant was able to free themself, the second was extracted by emergency crews.

The cause of the crash is being investigated. Reports from the scene described driving conditions as poor. 

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Update-

The highway has now reopened, expect delays.

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Drive BC is reporting that the Coquihalla, HWY 5, is closed in both directions between Merritt and Hope.

Drive BC tweeted the following;

#BCHwy5 - Vehicle incident on the #Coquihalla between #HopeBC and #Merritt has traffic stopped in both directions to allow a Medivac heli to land between Exit 238 and Exit 250. Expect delays of up to 1 Hr. Assessment in progress, watch for traffic control and drive carefully.

more to come

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