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This might be the most Canadian highway closure photo ever taken

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Daily Hive Staff Feb 12, 2017 1:02 am 227,014

This is clearly another ‘Only in Canada’ moment.

On Thursday, hundreds of vehicles on the Coquihalla Highway, from the Lower Mainland to the BC Interior, became stranded when the provincial government shut down the route due to poor road conditions from heavy snowfall.

Delays on the high-elevation mountain highway lasted overnight, forcing many drivers and their passengers to sleep in their vehicles overnight.

As for the daytime, it is a different story. While many in a similar situation would opt to stay inside their cars to watch movies, karaoke, listen to music, play video games, swap stories, or even simply to stay warm, a group of men decided it would be an opportune time to play a game of road hockey.

Naturally, many of them were traveling with hockey sticks. Bonus points for wearing flannel.

Street Hockey on the Coquihalla

A photo posted by Farhad Rahnamoon (@thevancouverrealtor) on

Overnight delays occurred again on the Coquihalla Highway the following day due to spun out trucks. At the moment, all highway routes into the interior including the Coquihalla are open, but conditions could change quickly.

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