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(UPDATE: 5:04 p.m.) - Drive BC has cleared the advisory for BC Hwy 5 southbound following the incident at the Coquihalla Summit. All lanes are open, though, 20-minute delays are to be expected due to congestion.
Clean-up work continues 45-kilometres south of Merritt following the vehicle fire and drivers should be prepared for delays of up to two hours.
(UPDATE: 3:10 p.m.) - Drive BC is advising drivers of delay up to two hours between Hope and Merritt following a vehicle fire on the Coquihalla this afternoon.
UPDATE - OPEN - #BCHwy5 NB The left lane is now open 45 km south of #Merritt following a vehicle fire. Crews on scene, expect delays up to 2 hour traveling between Hope and Merritt. Drivers be prepared to stop, use caution #Coquihalla— Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 29, 2018
Another vehicle incident is also causing delays southbound due to a vehicle incident in the Box Canyon area.
helicopter on scene, Southbound traffic backed up for several km’s but being routed around accident through side road. Northbound traffic at a smal delay. @GlobalOkanagan @KelownaNow pic.twitter.com/tb4giz3Dcg— Taylor (@TA_lucky7) July 29, 2018
(UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.) - The left land northbound of the Coquihalla is open after a truck and trailer caught fire along the highway.
Crews remain on scene, and lane closure are in effect.
Drivers are advised of heavy delays on this route.
The Coquihalla has been closed northbound this afternoon due to a truck fire.
Drive BC says the closure is 45 km south of Merritt. Travellers should expect delays.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.
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