Webcam footage shows compact snow on Highway 1 in the Kicking Horse pass but no evidence of the delays Drive BC is reporting due to a vehicle incident. (Drive BC Image)

Update: Highway reopens after crash west of Revelstoke

Drive BC also reported a vehicle incident 10 km east of Golden.

Update 12:00 p.m. Jan. 19:

The Trans-Canada Highway is now open again west of Revelstoke following a collision this morning. Drive BC advises motorists exercise caution as there will still be congestion in the area.

Update 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19:

Along with an earlier vehicle incident which created delays east of Golden, Trans-Canada Highway traffic has been halted west of Revelstoke.

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Drive BC is reporting a vehicle incident approximately 1 km west of Revelstoke in the vicinity of Big Eddy Road. The estimated time of reopening is 11:30 a.m. but for now, highway traffic is halted in both directions.

Original Story:

Motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway should prepare for delays due to a vehicle incident east of Golden.

Drive BC reported the crash 10 km east of Golden shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 19 and few further details are available.

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Reports on social media indicate The Trans-Canada Highway is largely bare and wet with some slippery sections as it leads into the mountains east of Salmon Arm. Drive BC webcams show compact snow on the roadway but no obvious signs of an accident causing traffic to back up.



jim.elliot@saobserver.net

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