• Feb. 29, 12 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway is now open in both directions between Hope and Merritt, DriveBC reports.

  • Feb. 29, 11 a.m.

According to DriveBC, the Coquihalla Highway remains closed in both directions.

Next update and approximate opening time is 12 p.m.

  • Feb. 29, 8:20 a.m.

According to DriveBC, the Coquihalla Highway remains closed in both directions between Hope and Merritt.

Crews are currently working to manage road conditions.

DriveBC advises drivers to use Highway 1 as an alternate route.

The next update on the conditions of the highway will be posted around 10 a.m.

—— ORIGINAL STORY – Feb. 28, 3 p.m.

Road closure announced for the Coquihalla Highway due to a vehicle accident.

According to DriveBC, the incident occurred on the southbound lane near the Britton Creek rest area, approximately 102.8 kilometres from Merritt or six kilometres from Hope at approximately 2:30 p.m.

DriveBC advises a detour via Highway 5A and Highway 3.

The Coquihalla is currently under a winter storm warning, expecting between 25 to 40 centimetres of snow.

This is a developing story: We’ll give updates on the situation as we learn more.