Update: 2:30 p.m., Friday, Dec.8
Police say minor injuries were sustained by the driver and passenger of a semi involved in a Friday morning collision on Highway 1 west of Chase.
Sgt. Barry Kennedy said the incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Dec. 8, approximately two kilometres west of Chase at the start of the recent highway expansion. An eastbound semi collided with a highway divider, causing the vehicle to jackknife and careen into the eastbound ditch.
“The trailer split open, causing the contents of the trailer to spill out and completely block the eastbound lanes,” said Kennedy, adding the truck was hauling groceries.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation and the highway is open to single lane, alternating traffic, utilizing the west bound lanes of Highway 1 to bypass the accident scene.
“It is expected that this will be in place until 4 p.m. today,” said Kennedy.
The eastbound lane of Highway 1 west of Chase remains closed to traffic following a vehicle incident.
The incident occurred Friday morning, Dec. 8, between Chief Neskonlith Drive and and Shuswap-Chase Creek Road. DriveBC reports there being no detour available and warns drivers to expect delays.Witnesses report a semi was involved, and that the trailer’s contents spilled onto the highway.