Semi fire spilled 20,000 litres of corrosive liquid onto Coquihalla

By Greg Fry
November 28, 2017 - 4:52pm

KAMLOOPS — This morning's hazardous spill on the Coquihalla was a big one.

B.C.'s Ministry of Environment has confirmed 20,000 litres of corrosive liquid spilled to the ground following a semi fire two kilometres west of the Carolin Mines exit.

The Ministry says the product is contained within a 40 foot strech of ditch in a natural depression and the fire is under control.

The southbound lanes remain closed while the northbound lanes reopened earlier this afternoon.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

Searchers continue to look for missing plane