Northbound lanes of Coquihalla closed between Kamloops and Merritt

An accident on the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Merritt has northbound traffic stopped at the exit to Logan Lake as of 6 p.m. on March 28.

UPDATE: At least one northbound lane reopened by 7:30 p.m. and all traffic moved through. The accident involved a semi-trailer and a vehicle. The severity of the crash., and any injuries sustained, is not known, though a driver passing by told KTW the car. which was in a ditch, did not appear to be significantly damaged. 

An accident on the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Merritt has northbound traffic stopped at the exit to Logan Lake.

The incident occurred between Chuwhels Mountain Road and Inks Lake Road, with Argo Road Maintenace crews on scene 1.3 kilometres south of Inks Lake Road.

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BC Ambulance crews have been called to the area, though as of 6 p.m. on Sunday (March 28), there has been no details on the incident.

DriveBC said assessment is in progress and that there is no estimated time of when the highway will reopen to traffic. The next update is expected at 7:30 p.m.

It has been snowing along the highway all day Sunday (March 28) and the road is slushy.

Farther south on the highway, about 35 centimetres of snow has fallen Sunday between Merritt and Hope, while heavy winds have battered the south of the province, including Kamloops. Flurries were also noted in Kamloops and the hills have dusting of the white stuff.

The storm is forecast to pass overnight, with Environment Canada calling for sunshine in Kamloops on Monday, with a high of 10 C and a low of 1 C.

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