Multiple semis jack-knifed overnight between Sicamous and Revelstoke on Trans-Canada Highway
UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. Travellers report conditions are still treacherous on the Trans-Canada Highway after its reopening this morning. The highway had been closed for hours following multiple incidents involving jack-knifed semis between Sicamous and Revelstoke.
"The jack-knifed semis are cleared and traffic is getting through now, but the roads are compact snow and slushy ice, and super rough. Very treacherous driving conditions," a reader tells Castanet.
UPDATE: 8:50 a.m. DriveBC reports the incident scene on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Revelstoke has been cleared as of 8:40 a.m.
ORIGINAL: 6:20 a.m.
Multiple transport trucks are believed to be jack-knifed in an incident that closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke overnight. DriveBC first reported about 1 a.m. that the incident had closed the highway between Bowolin Road and Highway 23 South, east of Craigellachie. A 40-kilometre section of the route was closed, however DriveBC reports as of 6:15 a.m. the route had reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.
Motorists are advised to expect delays. Webcams show snowy conditions as of 6 a.m. DriveBC reports there was also another incident within the closure area during the purging of backed up highway traffic west of Revelstoke.
Motorists stuck in the closure reported multiple 18-wheelers jack-knifed near the Enchanted Forest.
"Westbound traffic is backed up a great distance," a reader tells Castanet.
Drivers are urged to watch for traffic control, slow down and drive to winter conditions.Photo: DriveBC