A fatal crash north of Squamish closed the Sea to Sky Highway for several hours Sunday, causing major traffic delays.
Just before noon, Squamish RCMP received a report about a three-vehicle crash north of the city near Black Tusk on Highway 99.
One person had passed away by the time officers got to the scene.
The highway was blocked in both directions while police investigated.
Insp. Dale Carr said in a statement the goal of Mounties was have the busy highway reopened as soon as possible.
“While getting the highway back open is a top priority for police the over-riding priority is to gather evidence in a manner that is safe and allows for a thorough investigation,” Carr said in a statement.
The stretch of highway was reopened to single lane alternating traffic by 1:45 pm, but all lanes did not fully reopen until after 10 pm.
Drive BC said drivers should still expect congestion and delays.
More information is expected to be released Monday.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) December 3, 2018
#BCHwy99 ~ Closed in both directions due to vehicle incident just south of Chance Creek Bridge between #Squamish and #Whistler. Assessment in progress. 1PM update. Details: https://t.co/t99cZJg5HF pic.twitter.com/XqEJCv3f2K
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) December 2, 2018