A mudslide at Exit 202, caused by torrential rainfall, shows a bridge section of the highway snapped off and collapsed down to the river bed below.
The highway, a major roadway between the Lower Mainland and the Interior, remains closed in both directions between Hope and Merritt.
There is no estimated time of opening and no detour is available.
“In some cases, it can be hours, or a day or two, to remove debris,” Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Tuesday morning about reopening highways.
“But in some cases, like the Coquihalla, it could be several weeks or months. We won’t know that until the experts do the work that needs to be done and they’re doing it right now.”
As of Wednesday, an assessment of the damage is still underway.