• Trucker charged in connection with August 2016 fatal crash on Coquihalla Highway

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) Charges have been laid in connection with a fatal 2016 crash on the Coquihalla near Merritt. Linda Tom, 47, was killed on Aug. 30, 2016, when her southbound Suzuki Swift was...

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  • Pedestrian killed on highway

    by Kamloops This Week Police are investigating after the body of an apparent pedestrian was discovered on a Kamloops-area highway late Sunday. RCMP Staff Sgt. Ed Preto said a man was found dead in the southbound lane...

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  • Multiple people sent to hospital as heavy snow plagues Coquihalla Highway

    Multiple accidents closed the Coquihalla Highway and sent four people to hospital as heavy snow deteriorated driving conditions this afternoon (Dec. 18). About 14 vehicles could be found blocking the southbound lanes some 30 kilometres south of...

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  • Dry Gulch bridge reopened to traffic

    The Coquihalla Highway’s Dry Gulch bridge has reopened this month as expected. After undergoing resurfacing and structural work over the summer for the first time since being constructed more than 30 years ago, all lanes of traffic...

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  • UPDATED: Fire, chemical spill closes Coquihalla Highway

      A semi-truck carrying a corrosive liquid caught fire in the southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway on Nov. 28. The route was closed in both directions between Merritt and Hope for the majority of the day...

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  • Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

    Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version that had a snowfall warning in effect for the Nicola area. Environment Canada has since rescinded that warning and issued a correction. The snowfall warning is...

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  • Heavy snowfall expected for the Coquihalla Highway

    Motorists travelling south of Merritt on the Coquihalla Highway may encounter a lot of the white stuff. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning today (Nov. 23) for the highway between Merritt and Hope with as much as...

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  • Freezing rain warning issued for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

    It may be best to stay off the highways today. Environment Canada is warning of the chance of freezing rain over the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Kamloops today as well as the Okanagan Connector from Merritt...

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  • Coquihalla construction on hold for the winter

    When winter conditions arrive on the Coquihalla Highway, travellers should be prepared for delays and closures — but at least they won’t have to worry about ongoing construction this season. Two construction projects along the stretch of...

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  • Man killed in head-on collision after driving wrong way on Coquihalla Highway

    A man is dead after driving his vehicle the wrong way on the Coquihalla Highway early Saturday morning (Oct. 28). Police were called to the scene of the accident south of Merritt near the Juliette Creek interchange...

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