Jackknifed semi shuts down Coquihalla Highway near Hope

Jan 6 2022, 5:09 pm

The Coquihalla Highway has been completely shut down after a semi jackknifed near Othello Road early Thursday morning.

According to DriveBC, there is no estimated time of reopening and there is no detour available.

The area has been under a winter storm warning and has seen more than 20 cm of snow since last night, and more is on the way.

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Coquihalla Highway, south of Merritt/BC Highway Cams

The winter storm warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt
  • Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops
  • Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna

According to Environment Canada, the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt could see an additional 40 cm of snow by Friday.

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Coquihalla Highway/BC Highway Cams

Other areas of the Fraser Valley have also been experiencing extreme weather.

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