MERRITT (NEWS 1130) – The Coquihalla Highway was closed to southbound traffic nine kilometres north of Merritt following a crash Sunday evening. As of 8 p.m. the highway had reopened to single lane traffic.
BC Emergency Health Service paramedics were at the scene. One patient was transported by air ambulance in critical condition, four others were transported by ground ambulance in stable condition.
There is no estimate yet as to when the highway will reopen completely.
The Highway is also closed to northbound traffic between Hope and Merritt due to a separate incident at Exit 238.
Drive BC estimates the highway will open northbound around 9 p.m. on Sunday.
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