MVI between Enchanted Forest and Three Valley Gap

This post is being updated as the situation develops.

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Traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway on Aug. 22. Photo: DriveBC

Note: Original story at the start, updates in descending order below.

Crews are currently on scene of a multi-vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke between the Enchanted Forest and Three Valley Gap.

DriveBC reports crews are assessing the situation and is expected to provide an update at 3 p.m.

A scan of the DriveBC highway cameras in the area didn’t show any vehicles stopped on the highway.

Check back for more as the situation develops.

Update:

DriveBC has now pushed the estimated update time back to 3:30 p.m. For traffic updates, check the DriveBC website.

Update:

The event has dropped off the DriveBC incidents page, which could indicate it has been cleared. There are no road closures reported in the area as of 3:15 p.m.

Update:

DriveBC is now saying the highway is closed at the location and an the estimated time of reopening is 4:30 pm. Highway cameras show traffic at a standstill near the incident.

Update:

DriveBC said at 4:20 p.m. the highway was operating on single-lane alternating traffic at the time. The next update is expected at 5:15 p.m.

Update:

In another incident, DriveBC is now reporting a vehicle fire on Highway 23 just north of Nakusp has closed that highway. The traffic service estimates the road will not reopen until 7 p.m. Those considering a detour around the incident on the Trans-Canada take note.

Update:

At 4:45 DriveBC said the incident on the Trans-Canada Highway is now cleared. Please drive safely and carefully as these incidents generate a significant volume of backlog that can lead to further incidents caused by aggressive driving: trying to pass people isn’t going to get you there much faster when it’s congested for kilometres.

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