Trans-Canada Highway closed: Fiery MVI at Three Valley Gap Saturday morning

An MVI near Three Valley Gap on Saturday morning has closed the highway at the location west of Revelstoke.

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A fire resulting from an MVI on the Trans-Canada Highway at Three Valley Gap on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Photo: DriveBC Highway cam

A fiery MVI has closed the Trans-Canada Highway at Three Valley Gap on Saturday, February 22, and DriveBC is now projecting the highway will reopen at 1:30 p.m.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. at Three Valley Gap and was reported to the Mountaineer by a reader.

When emergency crews arrived, the highway was then closed.

Following the incident, a commercial vehicle was burning at the side of the road, directly under the highway camera. Due to the flames, it was difficult to tell if there was more than one vehicle involved, but there appeared to be significant debris in the area of the fire, indicating some kind of impact.

A nearby highway camera captured the line up of vehicles caught behind the incident.

DriveBC provided an update at 9 a.m. saying the highway was closed, but has not yet provided an estimated opening time.

It has been snowing overnight in the Revelstoke area with some new accumulation on the ground.

As of time of writing at 9:20 a.m., the DriveBC’s estimated time of reopening is 1:30 p.m.

There is no word from authorities on the incident yet.

The Mountaineer will be providing some updates on the situation, but for the latest on highway conditions and updates, check the DriveBC mobile website.