Serious accident closes Yellowhead Highway south of Barriere

By Chad Harris
July 29, 2016 - 3:31pm Updated: July 29, 2016 - 6:36pm

BARRIERE, B.C. — A serious accident has closed the Yellowhead Highway in both directions, just south of Barriere. 

Multiple emergency crews were called to the area just after 2:30pm.

BC Ambulance reports six patients were transported from the scene, one in critical condition and 5 in stable condition.

Traffic is backed up substantially in the area.

Drive BC estimates the highway could re-open at 7pm. 

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