Update: 10:10 am
Between last night and this morning, more drivers are reporting dangerous conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway.
One Castanet reader described the situation as “pandemonium” and said:It took 5 hours from Salmon Arm to Revelstoke. Many trucks were stuck on the ice without chains.
“The roads were covered with wet ice and trucks carrying plows and gravel/gravel between leaving Salmon Arm at 5:30pm and arriving in Revelstoke at 10:30pm. I didn’t see a single one.”
The driver says, “There was no road maintenance.”
Update: 9:40 AM
Travelers report that the situation remains dangerous even after the Trans-Canada Highway reopened this morning.
The highway had been closed for hours after multiple incidents involving Jackknife cicadas between Sicamus and Revelstoke.
“Jackknife’s cicadas have been cleared and traffic is now going through, but the roads are very rough with compact snow and slushy ice. Very dangerous driving conditions,” a reader told Castanet. increase.
Update: 8:50 am
DriveBC reported that the incident site on Highway 1 between Sicamus and Revelstoke had been cleared as of 8:40 am.
Original: 6:20 am
Multiple transport trucks are believed to have been jackknife-killed in an incident that closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Sycamas and Revelstoke overnight.
First reported by DriveBC around 1 a.m., the incident closed the freeway between Bolin Road and Highway 23 South east of Craigellachie.
A 40-kilometer section of the route was closed, but DriveBC reported that the route had reopened to single-lane alternating traffic as of 6:15 am.
Motorists are advised to expect delays.
Webcam shows snow conditions as of 6am
DriveBC reported another incident inside the closed area while clearing traffic on the highway west of Revelstoke.
A driver who reported multiple 18-wheelers being jackknifed near the Enchanted Forest is stuck in closure.
“Westbound traffic is far away,” one reader told Castanet.
Drivers are advised to pay attention to traffic regulations and slow down for the winter months.
Photo: Drive BC