UPDATE 4:07 p.m. Highway 5 has re-opened between Hope and Merritt.

UPDATE 12:14 p.m.: Highway 1 has re-opened between Yale and Boston Bar.

FRASER CANYON (NEWS1130) – There are some major traffic problems for drivers heading to the BC Interior today.

Highway 1 was shut down for several hours this morning between Yale and Boston Bar due to an avalanche risk. The route is now fully opened.

The Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) was closed between Hope and Merritt due to an accident for much of the afternoon. Drivers had to use Highway 3 as an alternate route. The highway is now fully re-opened.

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