Hwy 5 northbound closed due to vehicle incident north of Hope

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According to Drive BC, the northbound lane of Hwy. 5 is closed due to a vehicle incident near Exit 183 Peers Creek Rd.

“BC RCMP Traffic Services can confirm that at approximately 9:40 am this morning, Fraser Valley Traffic Services along with the BCAS and Rescue responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 5, about 5 kilometres north of the Highway 3/Highway 5 split,” said Cpl. Mike Halskov, Media Relations Officer for BC RCMP Traffic Services.

“Investigators are in the very early stages of this investigation and information is subject to change, however it appears at this time that road and weather conditions in that area may be a significant contributing factor to this collision. There are an undetermined number of people injured and one person has died as a result of this crash. The type and significance of injuries is not known at this time.”

Traffic control personnel are on scene. Motorists are asked to obey the direction of traffic control personnel and consider delaying their travel plans or taking alternate routes.

Anyone with information regarding this collision, including dash camera video, is asked to call Fraser Valley Traffic Services in Chilliwack at 604-702-4039.

Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Merritt Herald