Highway 1 north of Hope is once again open, to single lane alternating traffic, after an accident after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 forced a full closure of the highway for hours.
The highway was closed at American Lake Road, with no estimated time of re-opening Drive BC stated shortly before 2 p.m. The closure was due to a vehicle incident between Ross Rd. and American Creek Rd.
A crew from Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue were on the scene, describing it as a multi-vehicle accident. Several drivers reported multiple vehicles involved, including including multiple cars rear-ended and a pick up truck with a camper on a barrier.
Whether there are any injuries is not yet clear, the Hope Standard has reached out to the RCMP’s traffic services for further information.
CLOSED – #BCHwy1 is closed in both directions at American Lake Rd, north of #HopeBC. Assessment in progress. No estimated time of opening. Alternate route via #BCHwy5, #BCHwy8, and #BCHwy3. Next update 3:30 PM. More info here: https://t.co/nmKcQE59j5 pic.twitter.com/ejLujZcvZH
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) September 8, 2020
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