"Vehicle incident" closes Sea-to-Sky highway Saturday morning (PHOTOS)

Apr 29 2023, 5:49 pm

Update: both lanes of the highway have reopened as of 2:30 pm

Drivers headed up the Sea-to-Sky highway on Saturday could have to turn around and make a change of plans after a vehicle incident closed the highway in both directions.

According to Drive BC, there was no detour available after the incident near Britannia Beach closed Highway 99 in both directions. Drive BC estimated that the highway would reopen by 2 pm, and it did reopen by 2:30 pm, although drivers can still expect considerable delays due to congestion.

The vehicle incident happened three kilometres south of Squamish between Sea View Drive and Copper Drive.

Cpl. Dave Noon with the RCMP confirmed that the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), which investigate collisions when a death or serious injury has occurred, was on the scene.

Drivers on the Sea-to-Sky, likely hoping to take advantage of a beautifully sunny Saturday, found themselves stuck in traffic.

Folks on-scene reported that a medevac helicopter was brought into the Britannia Beach area.


Highway camera at Furry Creek showing backed-up traffic

Drivers on the North Shore also experienced heavy delays due to congestion, construction, and lane closures on Saturday.

It was a tough day to be in your car stuck in traffic.

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