Head-on transport truck MVI at Albert Canyon closes Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke

An MVI has closed the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Friday morning.

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Traffic backed up at Albert Canyon during the early morning hours of December 6. Photo: DriveBC Highway Cam image

An MVI near Albert Canyon in the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 6 has closed the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke.

First reports of the incident came around 5 a.m.

 

Revelstoke RCMP say the closure was caused by an MVI between two commercial vehicles at around 4:30 a.m.

The trucks collided head-on. RCMP spokesperson Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said “both drivers [were] pinned inside the vehicles,” describing their injuries as potentially life threatening. They were extracted from the vehicle and transferred to hospital in Revelstoke.

Police said currently an RCMP specialist is on scene conducting an investigation.

“The Trans-Canada Highway is currently closed until the RCMP Collision Analyst conducts the investigation, and the vehicles can be removed from the road,” Grabinsky wrote.

Currently, DriveBC says it will provide the next update around noon.

It has been snowing heavily overnight in the Revelstoke area.

Albert Canyon is located about 40 kilometres east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police reminded drivers to drive appropriately to the conditions, including slowing down below the posted limit if that’s what’s required by the conditions.

In addition, avalanche control work at Rogers Pass is planned between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. The affected area is a 32-kilometre stretch between the west boundary of Glacier national park and Beaver Valley Road.