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Highway re-opens after second MVI closure at Rogers Pass this weekend
Updates follow at bottom of story
A collision at the Rogers Pass Summit on Sunday evening has blocked the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions.
The incident happened sometime before 7 p.m.; details are scarce.
DriveBC advises they will update the situation again at 8 p.m. Check the DriveBC webpage for this incident for highway closure updates as they arrive. In B.C., the government DriveBC website provides the most timely updates on highway closures; their re-opening forecasts are typically accurate.
The Times Review monitors first responder radio communications in the region. Police could be heard calling for a crash reconstruction expert at around 7 p.m. – usually the sign of a more serious incident involving serious or fatal injuries. They could also be heard speculating about a single-lane opening. Although likely, the Times Review cannot confirm these communications even came from this accident scene.
When contacted by the Times Review on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., an RCMP communications worker said no further information was available at this time, but a media release may be forthcoming.
It is the second major MVI closure on that stretch of the highway this weekend.
Update, 8:20 p.m.
DriveBC has updated the incident, announcing the highway re-opened just after 8 p.m. on Sunday evening.