UPDATE 1 p.m.
The Coquihalla is now open at the point it was earlier closed.
A portion of the Coquihalla is closed this morning due to a vehicle incident at the Portia Exit.
To deal with the issue, highway crews have closed Highway 5 at Merritt Exit 286.
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An assessment is in progress. Alternate routes to Merritt are Highway 8 to Highway 1, or Highway 5A to Highway 3. No estimated time of opening.
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Another update is expected at 7 a.m.