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Trans-Canada Highway near B.C., Alberta border reopened following fatal vehicle incident

DriveBC says the incident is near Field, B.C., and that all lanes are blocked and that emergency vehicles are on scene. DriveBC

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C. near the Alberta border has been reopened following a fatal vehicle incident earlier Saturday.

According to DriveBC, the highway was closed in both directions west of Field, from the west boundary of Yoho National Park to the visitor centre access road in Field, a distance of around 15 kilometres.

On social media, police in Golden said the highway was closed due to a fatal motor vehicle incident.

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Just before 5 p.m., DriveBC reported that the Trans-Canada was reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic.

Then, at 5:40 p.m., DriveBC said the highway was fully reopened to traffic, though motorists were warned of possible delays.

At the time of the incident, DriveBC said all lanes were blocked and that emergency vehicles were on scene.

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Global News has reached out to police for more information.

For the latest highway conditions throughout the province, visit DriveBC.

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