Update: Highway 16 was reopened to traffic at 10 PM
Travel between Prince Rupert and Terrace has come to a stop as Highway officials have closed the road to traffic in both directions due to a vehicle incident.
The site of the road closure is 50 kilometres west of Terrace, about midway between that city and Prince Rupert. No time for reopening has been provided for as of yet.
Few details have been released on the nature of the incident, with the next update from Drive BC not expected until
Further updates can be found on the Drive BC website or twitter feed.
Update: The RCMP issued this request for assistance from the public regarding this incident.
News items on the incident
Terrace Standard-- Police seeking third driver in fatal crash
CFTK-- RCMP seek Pickup after Fatal Crash
CFTK-- Prince Rupert Man Killed in Tuesday Crash on Highway 16
CFNR-- Highway 16 Crash Kills Prince Rupert Man
Terrace Standard-- Highway crash claims one life
CFNR-- Emergency crews at serious crash west of Terrace
CFTK-- Fatality in accident on Highway 16