Northbound traffic on B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway reopened between Merritt, Kamloops

Click to play video: 'Semi-truck fire on Coquihalla Highway'
Semi-truck fire on Coquihalla Highway
The northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway, between Merritt and Kamloops, were closed on Tuesday because of a vehicle fire – Jan 10, 2023

A section of the Coquihalla Highway, between Hope, B.C., and Merritt temporarily came to a standstill on Tuesday.

Photos posted by motorists to the Facebook page called Coquihalla Road Reports showed lineups caused by a burning semi-truck.

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The photos show northbound traffic being impacted.


DriveBC says the vehicle fire was between Exit 315 (Helmer Road) and Exit 336 (Walloper).

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The northbound lane was temporarily closed before one lane was opened to traffic.

According to DriveBC on Wednesday, the vehicle was being recovered and motorists should expect delays.

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