Monday, December 30, 2013

Vehicle incident west of Houston late Sunday night, leaves Highway 16 CLOSED through the morning

Update: Highway 16 was re-opened to traffic at 9 AM, however Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for the region through until Noon.

A vehicle incident late Sunday evening has resulted in the closure of Highway 16 in both directions west of Houston.

Emergency responders and Highways crews were called to the stretch of highway between Houston and Telkwa just before 11 PM on Sunday, to attend to the scene.

Conditions on Highway 16 in that region at the time were listed as Compact Snow with slushy sections, few details have been released at this time as to the nature of the incident.

However as the investigation commences, it has resulted Drive BC issuing an advisory that the estimated time of re-opening for the highway will be sometime between Noon and 2 PM.

Updates on the latest status of the highway can be found on the Drive BC website or through their twitter feed

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