UPDATE: Coquihalla lane re-opened

A crash has snarled traffic on the Coquihalla

UPDATE 1 p.m.

The Coquihalla is now open at the point it was earlier closed.

ORIGINAL

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.

RELATED: MULTI VEHICLE CRASH SNARLS TRAFFIC

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.

Another update is expected at 7 a.m.

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