Drivers on scene tell CTV News there were at least three vehicles involved. mom files lawsuit to delay transgender teen's mastectomy procedure. schools are still open, in spite of surging COVID-19 cases and new restrictions, Driver clocked doing more than twice the speed limit on busy Vancouver street, B.C. “Upon attendance to a collision that had occurred up there, they (responders) found that the highway essentially closed itself,” he says. There was multiple vehicles, around half a dozen in that area that were off the road,” he says, “They had one extrication to do – there was a pick up truck that was on its side so they assisted the driver out of that vehicle.”. — RCMP are warning drivers to take extra care on Interior highways, after a fatal vehicle incident along the Coquihalla this morning. “Especially as you’re travelling from the Lower Mainland to the Interior, and navigating some of our mountain passes, it can change in a heartbeat so drivers need to be very wary.”. medical student tackling Surrey's rise in COVID-19 cases, New closures will be 'fatal' for thousands of small businesses, advocate warns, Indigenous veterans share their stories on Remembrance Day, Few legal wins so far as Trump team hunts for proof of fraud, Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff, COVID-19 scare unfolds aboard first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began, Extra income support for hard-hit workers may not stick around post-pandemic, PM says. At least one fatality. “That’s how it was described to me, because it was just absolutely treacherously icy.”. Fortunately Lindoff says there weren’t significant injuries in any of the incidents. Halskov says with the volumes of cars and trucks that had been on the road, they had come to a stop and all the lanes had been blocked. 'Distancing and hand hygiene might not be enough': B.C. The BC Emergency Health Services says air ambulance transferred six people in critical condition and ground ambulance transferred four people in stable condition. 's two-week social lockdown should be similar to March and April, health officials say, No social gatherings, limited travel: B.C. The incident occurred near the Kingsvale Bridge south of Coldwater Road around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, but the details of what happened are unclear. A vehicle headed northbound with three people inside came upon the scene and wasn’t able to stop in time.

COVID-19 fines: Nearly $120,000 collected from health order, quarantine violation tickets so far in B.C. KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to the Coquihalla Highway yesterday evening (Oct. 10), after multiple vehicles slid off the road. This map was created by a user. Phone: (250) 372-3322Newsroom: (250) 851-3204, We strive to achieve the highest ethical standards in all that we do. E-Division Traffic Services spokesperson Cpl. COVID-19 restrictions: Why is it OK to go to a restaurant with strangers, but not to someone's home?

The BC Coroner Service confirms it is investigating the collision and a coroner has been deployed to the scene, but it is unclear how many people were killed. He says it appears slippery conditions caused the accidents. Drive BC is warning motorists that the Coquihalla Highway is closed in both directions between Hope and Merritt following a fatal multi-vehicle crash. First responders are scene on Coquihalla Highway following a crash on May 16, 2019. Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, Published Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:16PM PDT, Last Updated Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:19PM PDT, What's still happening and what isn't in Metro Vancouver this holiday season, Remembering the contributions of Indigenous soldiers, Deer crashes into Ont. Halskov says the driver who died was a young man in his 20s from the Lower Mainland.

Given how deadly the roads can get in the wintertime, RCMP are reminding people to stay alert, and to drive to conditions. Bad accident on #Coquihalla.

... A lineup of cars is seen on the Coquihalla Highway after a crash shut down the roadway on May 16, 2019. prison locked down after packages of drugs, cellphones seized, Queen 'murder hornet' found in Fraser Valley, Japanese-Canadian War Memorial marks anniversary, B.C. home, startling woman and pets, Messages from veterans on Remembrance Day 2020, Infectious disease modeller predicts new COVID-19 measures could be just the beginning, Racial disparity in Vancouver police street checks continued in 2019: FOI data, 11 more flights involving B.C. Three vehicles involved. New B.C. @DriveBC pic.twitter.com/dkFdFI7HTZ, @NEWS1130 @AM730Traffic @cbcnewsbc Vehicle incident (likely a major collision) has the Coquihalla shut down in both directions near the Coldwater exit about 15 minutes south of Merritt. Platoon Captain Wade Lindoff says KFR was called out to several spots on the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Kamloops just after 6 p.m. “They had a weather event up there – a hail storm. Learn how to create your own. Assessment in progress, alternate route via #BCHwy1 #Coquihalla. ; Comstock Hwy 5 at Comstock Rd, about 15 km south of Merritt, looking north. A lineup of cars is seen on the Coquihalla Highway after a crash shut down the roadway on May 16, 2019. ; Helmer Lake Hwy 5, 24 km north of Merritt at Helmer Interchange, looking north.

He adds that at this time of year it’s crucial for drivers to be ready for any kind of sudden weather change. ; Larson Hill - N Hwy 5 at Larson Hill, 36 km south of Merritt, looking north. Bad accident on #Coquihalla. Several other crashes were reported on the highway this morning. airports added to COVID-19 exposure list, Donations down, but not demand as Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau loses key giving events to pandemic, B.C.

Original story: The Coquihalla Highway briefly reopened this morning in both directions between Hope and Merritt, however the northbound lanes are now closed due to an accident and weather conditions. The images on social media show several police vehicles, ground ambulances and an air ambulance at the scene. In the meantime, drivers are being asked to use an alternate route via Highway 1. announces new restrictions for 2 largest health authorities, Here's why B.C. I mean this time of year the temperatures start to drop and we can expect those weather events to happen, and it just catches people by surprise early in the year.”. Southern Interior - Hwy 5 (Coquihalla) Walloper Hwy 5, about 30 km south of Kamloops, looking north. Drive BC said an assessment is in progress, but had no estimated time of re-opening.

Mike Halskov says just after 6:30 this morning (Dec. 4), RCMP and emergency services were responding to multiple calls of treacherous road conditions on the northbound side of the Coquihalla Highway, around the Larson Hill / Coldwater area. Phone: (250) 372-3322Newsroom: (250) 851-3204, We strive to achieve the highest ethical standards in all that we do. Our newsroom abides by the RTDNA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and follows the Canadian Press Stylebook, We Stand on Guard 2020: Stories of Courage and Sacrifice, VIDEO: Kamloops School of the Arts Remembrance Day video hits all the right notes, Kamloops couple hopes big RIH Foundation donation will inspire others to give back, The Art of Gardening - Harvesting and Preserving Your Herb Gardens, Art of Gardening - Winterizing plants and containers, Kamloops band plans online Remembrance Day shows to support local Legion, GINTA: Lest we forget - Why the poppy is not a political statement. A stretch of Highway 5 connecting Hope and Merritt is seen in this image from Google Maps. This Vancouver heritage house used in a TV series is being given away for free, with a slight catch, Pamela Anderson helps build new barn for Vancouver Island animal sanctuary, Metro Vancouver secures new conservation land, inching it closer to a regional park, B.C. UPDATE: The Coquihalla Highway reopened southbound at 11:45 a.m. on Friday. doctor weighs in on new COVID-19 guidelines, CTV News Vancouver at Six for Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Queen's University will crackdown on partying, More restrictions could be coming, model suggests. pic.twitter.com/JoBr6C8vTA, CLOSED - #BCHwy5 in both directions between #HopeBC and #Merritt due to a vehicle incident. Our newsroom abides by the RTDNA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and follows the Canadian Press Stylebook, We Stand on Guard 2020: Stories of Courage and Sacrifice, VIDEO: Kamloops School of the Arts Remembrance Day video hits all the right notes, Kamloops couple hopes big RIH Foundation donation will inspire others to give back, Art of Gardening - Fall Colour 3 Different Ways, The Art of Gardening - Harvesting and Preserving Your Herb Gardens, Kamloops band plans online Remembrance Day shows to support local Legion, GINTA: Lest we forget - Why the poppy is not a political statement. Traffic accident report & alerts today and recent events, road incidents, collisions and other accident-related breaking news to keep you informed. KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to the Coquihalla Highway yesterday evening (Oct. 10), after multiple vehicles slid off the road. Platoon Captain Wade Lindoff says KFR was called out to several spots on the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Kamloops just after 6 p.m. “They had a weather event up there – a hail storm.

E-Division Traffic Services spokesperson Cpl.

“(The car) basically slid into the back of a stopped transport trucking — killing the driver (of the car) and sending his two passengers to the hospital with unknown injuries at the time, but (they are) expected to be survivable.”. MERRITT, B.C. (@conalcampbell / Twitter). “I think it was likely the result of just catching drivers by surprise. Mike Halskov says just after 6:30 this morning (Dec. 4), RCMP and emergency services were responding to multiple calls of treacherous road conditions on the northbound side of the Coquihalla Highway, around the Larson Hill / Coldwater area. Three vehicles involved.

At least one fatality.

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