Trans-Canada Highway reopens after hours long closure near Cherry Creek

By Greg Fry
December 19, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 19, 2017 - 5:29pm

KAMLOOPS — Update: The vehicle incident 15 kilometres west of Kamloops is now clear according to Drive BC.

Update: Drive BC says the road is now open to single lane alternating traffic.

Update: The Kamloops RCMP says a head-on collision between two semi-trucks is to blame for the closure on Highway 1 near Cherry Creek today.

"One tractor trailer is in the ditch on its side, the other is totally blocking the road," says Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. "There were no injuries."

She says the highway is expected to be closed for 2-3 hours for tow trucks to clear the vehicles and notes police will open the highway to single lane alternating traffic as soon as possible.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the next few hours.

Earlier: Today's traffic nightmare continues with word the Trans Canada Highway is closed near Cherry Creek at Gardi Road.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird says two semi trailers are blocking traffic in both directions after losing control.

The Coquihalla Highway is also closed southbound between Hope and Merritt after a pair of semis spun out of control earlier today.

No word yet on whether either will reopen. The snow has also caused traffic headaches within the City of Kamloops as police have confirmed numerous accidents around town.


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