Update: 12:30 p.m.
Single lane southbound traffic has reopened on the Coquihalla highway between Hope and Merritt.
Traffic was completely blocked by a flipped semi reported around 9 a.m. Friday morning, but a single lane has opened as emergency crews clear the rest of the road.
Delays are still expected and DriveBC expects the road to re-open around 2 p.m.
Original: 11:20 a.m.
Long weekend commuters may be delayed as the Coquihalla highway has closed after a vehicle incident Friday morning.
DriveBC stated that a rolled semi, between Portia and Box Canyon, has closed the highway as emergency crews clear the blockage.
REMINDER – #BCHwy5 – CLOSED SOUTHBOUND between #Merritt and #HopeBC due to a vehicle incident between #Portia and #BoxCanyon. Assessment in progress, estimated opening time unavailable. Expect heavy delays and congestion. #Coquihalla
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) February 14, 2020
There has been no update on when the highway is expected to reopen.
A tweet showing the wreckage was shared to DriveBC at around 9 a.m. Friday morning in the southbound lane.
— Sophia Henrikson (@SophiaHenrikson) February 14, 2020
DriveBC says to “expect heavy delays and congestion.”
Heavy congestion on the #Coquihalla this morning after a semi flipped in southbound traffic between Hope and Merritt. @KelownaCapNews
Heavy delays expected by @DriveBC on the start of a long weekend. pic.twitter.com/WWzE3uXKWi
— Mack Britton (@MackBrittonBC) February 14, 2020
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