Sunday, June 30, 2013

Highway 16 closed near New Hazelton due to collision

Travel along Highway 16 east and west of New Hazelton was stopped early Sunday morning as RCMP responded to a vehicle collision on the highway.

The incident took place 2 kilometres east of New Hazetlton near
Ross Lake Provincial Park, no details on the nature of that collision have been released as of yet.

However as a result of the incident, the highway has been closed in both directions.

No timeline has been provided by Drive BC as to when the highway is anticipated to be re-opened to travel.

Updates on the status of Highway 16 can be found from the Drive BC website.

As result of the road closure, Greyhound service west of New Hazelton has been disrupted with the Sunday schedule now a number of hours behind schedule. Those waiting for bus arrivals and departures should contact the Greyhound office in their community for further updates.

Update:  As of 8:15 AM Travel has once again resumed on Highway 16, traffic is moving reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic.

As of 8:40 AM, Travel had been re-opened in both directions through New Hazelton.

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