Hwy. 1 shut down for hours after single-vehicle crash near Abbotsford

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WATCH: A serious single-vehicle crash near Abbotsford forced serious delays on Highway 1 after the westbound lanes were closed for hours – May 12, 2019

Traffic was a nightmare on Highway 1 just outside Abbotsford after a single-vehicle crash closed a major stretch for several hours on Sunday.

Reports of a car in the ditch off the westbound lanes before 264 Street in Langley came in just after noon.

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Abbotsford police said they closed the highway westbound at Mount Lehman Road to allow crews access to the crash site.

B.C. Emergency Health Services confirmed two people have been airlifted to hospital but wouldn’t say what condition they’re in.

Seven emergency crews responded, officials said, along with supervisors.

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Traffic was backed up for several kilometres from Mount Lehman Road. Police set up a detour for vehicles caught between Mount Lehman Road and 264 Street to turn back around.

The traffic was backed up long enough for some passengers to start playing hockey in the street.

The road was finally reopened around 6 p.m., but delays were expected to last for at least another hour as congestion freed up.

There’s no word yet on when the road is expected to reopen.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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