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Multi-vehicle crash shuts down Highway 1 westbound in Surrey

Crash shuts down Highway 1 in Langley
WATCH: Westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway were blocked by a multi-vehicle crash that has injured an RCMP officer.

UPDATE: Highway 1 is now open in both directions following the crash.

A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 1 just east of 176 Street caused traffic gridlock heading toward the Port Mann Bridge during the Friday afternoon rush hour commute.

There were roughly five ambulances on scene at around 5 p.m., with traffic backed up past 248 Street in Langley.

WATCH: Horrible vehicle crashes this evening on both highway 1 and Lougheed highway in Coquitlam

Horrible vehicle crashes this evening on both highway 1 and Lougheed highway in Coquitlam
Horrible vehicle crashes this evening on both highway 1 and Lougheed highway in Coquitlam

Drivers were being diverted off the highway at 200 Street.

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Surrey RCMP says one of their officers was injured in the crash and taken to hospital with a head injury and lacerated hand. He is expected to make a full recovery.

A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 1 in Surrey just past 176 St.
A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 1 in Surrey just past 176 St. Global News
A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 1 in Surrey just past 176 St.
A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 1 in Surrey just past 176 St. Global News