Semi-truck crash snarls traffic on Trans Canada Highway

All eastbound traffic on Highway 1 in Aberdeen has been blocked after a crash involving a semi-truck Friday evening.

The crash took place at about 9:15 p.m. on the highway near exit 369 not far from Aberdeen Mall, and Kamloops RCMP is asking people to avoid the area between Hillsdie Drive and Summit Drive if possible until further notice.

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Police made no mention of injuries, but further updates are expected to follow.

Online reports indicate two people may have been taken to hospital after being ejected from the cab of the truck, which appeared to have landed in a ditch over a concrete median. The trailer is said to have dislodged from the cab and was blocking all eastbound lanes. The trailer appears to have rolled and the top ripped open, spilling pallets on the road.

The crash was reportedly called in as a single-vehicle crash.

There has been no word on when the highway will reopen, but traffic is apparently being rerouted.

More to come...



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