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Crash on Coquihalla cleared but traffic caused by the crash still causing some delays

With the winter conditions, DriveBC is asking drivers to take caution when driving
Major delays are expected on the Coquihella following a vehicle crash on Satruday morning (Nov. 5) (Photo - Google Maps)

UPDATE 12:55 p.m.

The crash on the Coquihella Highway, south of Merritt near Comstock Road has now been cleared in both directions. Traffic is still heavy in the area.


As the first big snowfall of the season has hit Okanagan highways, the conditions aren’t ideal for travellers.

Because of this, drivers are experiencing many delays along the major highways. However, the biggest delay is currently on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5).

Traffic is currently moving slowly in both directions because of a car crash. The crash occurred south of Merritt, near the Comstock Road. DriveBC is asking drivers to drive with caution and expect major delays.

After a car crash on Friday night, Highway 97C between West Kelowna and Merritt is now open but traffic is moving slow along the whole highway. However, there is a car blocking traffic going westbound at Brenda Mine Road. According to DriveBC, crews are on route.

Highway 3 in Hedley is now open as well after a crash at Old Hedley Road and Highway 3 closed down the highway on Saturday morning.

DriveBC reminds drivers that winter conditions can change quickly and to reduce speed while winter driving.

Black Press will keep up to date on highway traffic.

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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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