Two people have died following a crash in snowy conditions on Wednesday on the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops.
Emergency crews were called to a stretch of the highway north of Barriere, at Darfield, just after noon for a report of a head-on collision involving a passenger vehicle and a transport truck.
The two occupants of the passenger vehicle died at the scene.
Highway 5 is closed as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday as investigators probe the cause of the crash.
“Drivers are reminded that road and weather conditions can change quickly at this time of year, especially on the Interior highways and mountain passes,” RCMP Cpl. Mike Haslkov said.
“Please reduce speeds and drive according to road and weather conditions and consider delaying your travel plans until conditions improve.”