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Coquihalla Highway closed southbound due to vehicle crash

The stretch of highway is expected 25-40 cm of snow
A crash has closed the Coquihalla Highway southbound between Merritt and Hope on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 28. (Drive BC Highway Cameras)

The Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope is closed southbound because of a vehicle crash.

DriveBC announced the closure at 2:28 p.m. on Feb. 28, with their next update scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

An assessment is in progress.

Detours are available using Highway 5A and Highway 3.

The Coquihalla is currently under a winter storm warning, expecting 25-40 cm of snow and heavy winds. Highway 3 are under a snowfall warning.

More to come.

READ MORE: 3 Okanagan highways under weather warnings as up to 40 cm of snow in forecast

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