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Highway 1 westbound re-opened after multi-vehicle collision in Abbotsford

Highway 1 was closed to westbound traffic at Whatcom Road on Sunday. .
Highway 1 was closed to westbound traffic at Whatcom Road on Sunday. . Shane MacKichan

Highway 1 westbound outside of Abbotsford has now re-opened at Whatcom Interchange, following an earlier multi-car pile up that sent two people to hospital in stable condition.

Abbotsford police said the city’s emergency services had been assisting RCMP with the crash near Whatcom Road, and warned drivers in the area to expect heavy congestion.

Highway 1 experienced whiteout conditions at points on Sunday.
Highway 1 experienced whiteout conditions at points on Sunday. Shane MacKichan
Drivers are being told to avoid Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Sunday.
Drivers are being told to avoid Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Sunday. Shane MacKichan
Drivers are being told to avoid Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Sunday.
Drivers are being told to avoid Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Sunday. Shane MacKichan
Drivers are being told to avoid Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Sunday.
Drivers are being told to avoid Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Sunday. Shane MacKichan
Emergency crews were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Abbotsford on Sunday.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Abbotsford on Sunday. Darryl Kropp / Twitter

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It remains unclear exactly how many vehicles were involved in the pileup.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) said seven ambulances were deployed, and two people were taken to hospital in stable condition.

The crash took place amid snowy conditions that appear to have hit the Fraser Valley particularly hard.

DriveBC has warned drivers of “limited visibility with blowing snow” in the crash area.

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