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Crash closes Coquihalla near Merritt

DriveBC expects the highway to be closed for hours

The Coquihalla is closed 10 kilometres south of Merritt after a vehicle incident late Sunday afternoon.

According to DriveBC, southbound traffic can detour at exit 286 while northbound traffic can detour in Hope. Drivers are encouraged to take Highway 3 or Highway 8 to Highway 1 if possible. DriveBC estimates that the highway will reopen at 10 p.m.

More to come.