Collision on Coquihalla Highway shortly after 4 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020. (DriveBC footage)

UPDATE: ‘Chain reaction pile up’ closes southbound traffic on Coquihalla Highway

Black Press Media has reached out to RCMP, paramedics for details

UPDATE: The lanes reopened Thursday night.

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Southbound lanes near the summit of the Coquihalla Highway are closed as paramedics response to a multi-vehicle crash.

At least three ambulances are on scene of what paramedics describe as a “chain reaction pile up,” BC Emergency Health Services spokesperson Shannon Miller told Black Press Media Thursday.

The incident happened shortly after 4 p.m. DriveBC webcam footages shows at least two trucks involved in the collision.

DriveBC warned commuters to expect at least a one-hour delay.

More to come.


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