News

Crash closes Trans-Canada west of Revelstoke

A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway has caused traffic to backup around Revelstoke. - DriveBC highway cam image
A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway has caused traffic to backup around Revelstoke.
— image credit: DriveBC highway cam image

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed west of Revelstoke due to a multi-vehicle accident near the Enchanted Forest on Tuesday.

The crash occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway about 30 kilometres west of Revelstoke on the Eagle River Bridge at around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

RCMP say three vehicles were involved, with several people trapped. Revelstoke Highway Rescue, BC Ambulance and the RCMP were all called to the scene, and the Ministry of Transportation and HMC Services also attended the accident.

RCMP Trans-Canada East Traffic Services has an investigator and accident reconstructionist present.

DriveBC says the highway will re-open between 5–8 p.m. An update is scheduled for 5 p.m.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Four suspects now in custody in pawnshop
 
Police investigating Cranbrook dog-napping
 
Nelson fire department adds new defibrillators
ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts
 
$70K fund in animal abuse case given to 3 groups
 
Get smart about bears
U.S. Navy jet fighter rumbles bring on grumbles
 
This and That, January 28
 
Temporary urgent water conservation measures required