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Coquihalla reopens to northbound traffic after crash

Last Updated Dec 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm PDT

Northbound traffic on the Coquihalla was shut down because of a crash between Hope and Merritt on Dec. 4. (Courtesy DriveBC.ca)

The Coquihalla was closed to northbound traffic this morning between Hope and Merritt because of a crash

Highway 3 or Highway 1 were used as alternate routes

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It was a no go this morning if you were trying to get through the Coquihalla northbound between Hope and Merritt.

A major crash had Highway 5 shut down in that direction for hours, with emergency crews on scene.

Police say one man in his 20s was killed when he crashed into a semi-truck that was pulled over.

Drivers took Highway 3 or Highway 1 as alternate routes before the pass re-opened at around 12:30 p.m.

This comes after Highway 1 was closed in both directions north of Yale because of a rock slide on the route. That has also since been cleared.

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