Highway cams show an empty Coquihalla after a vehicle incident shut the highway south of Merritt. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla closed both ways between Hope and Merritt

Hwy. 5 shut due to ‘vehicle incident’

A vehicle incident has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Tuesday afternoon.

According to DriveBC, the accident happened near the Coquihalla Summit on Highway 5.

There is no estimated time of opening at the moment and drivers are asked to use Highway 1, Highway 3 or Highway 5A as detours.

More to come.


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