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UPDATE: Hwy 5A now clear after incident north of Merritt

(UPDATE: Oct. 25 @ 8:43 am): The highway is now clear.

Motorists have been urged to drive with care.


(UPDATE: Oct. 25 @ 7 am): The road is now open to single-lane traffic.

DriveBC has warned motorists to expect delays.


(Original story: Oct. 25 @ 5:30 am): Hwy 5A is closed in both directions north of Merritt this morning.

It’s due to a vehicle incident on the highway early this morning.

It happened between Junction Hwy 97C and Monck Park Road.

A detour is in effect through Hwy 5, DriveBC explained.

Crews are now assessing the road.

Drivers have been warned to expect delays.



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