December 31, 2017 7:43 pm
Updated: December 31, 2017 9:18 pm

Stranded drivers play hockey on side of Coquihalla

WATCH: A huge multi-car pileup on the Coquihalla shut down the highway for hours and sent several people to hospital. Catherine Urquhart reports.


It’s been a rough few days for drivers on the Coquihalla Highway as wintry conditions led to collisions and avalanche hazards that brought traffic to a standstill.

So what are Canadians to do when left cooling their heels on the side of a frozen highway? Drop the puck, of course.

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A photo snapped by Jason Welch shows a pair of hockey lovers enjoying a quick game of shinny in the great outdoors.

“My friend is sitting on the Coquihalla waiting for avalanche control and a couple of guys decided it was time for some puck. Bless this country,” Twitter user @hsal90 wrote.

It’s not the first time a hockey game has broken out during a traffic delay on the Coquihalla.

Back in November, someone snapped a photo of some kids who decided to drop the puck on the side of the highway during a stretch of bad weather.

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