Bad weather closure lifts, but crash closes Coquihalla again near Othello tunnels – BC News

The crash closes Coq again

UPDATE: 9:40 a.m.

While a weather shutdown appears to have ended on the Coquihalla Expressway, an accident near the Othello tunnels has closed the road again.

The incident is reported about three miles north of Hope.

DriveBC says it expects significant delays.

An assessment of the current scene.

Meanwhile, a travel advisory remains in effect limiting the highway to commercial traffic only.

ORIGINAL: 7:00 a.m.

Dangerous conditions closed the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope.

DriveBC reports freezing rain south of Merritt to north of Hope.

No detour is available.

Further updates are expected this morning.

Elsewhere, Highway 23 is closed due to the high avalanche risk between near the Mica Dam.

On the Trans-Canada Highway, avalanche control work is expected to begin west of Revelstoke at 8 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m.

The course will be closed during the works, no detour is possible.

There will be more avalanche control work between Revelstoke and Golden, with a reopening scheduled for 1 p.m.

On Highway 3, the removal of avalanche deposits west of Kootenay Pass is expected to close this road until 9:00 a.m.

Motorists can use Highway 3A and the Kootenay Lake Ferry as an alternate route.

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