UPDATE: 10:10 am
More drivers report hazardous conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway overnight and into this morning.
Describing the situation as “havoc,” one Castanet reader says: “It took me five hours to get from Salmon Arm to Revelstoke, with lots of trucks stuck on ice with no chains.
“The road was wet ice, and I didn’t see a single plow or sand/gravel truck between leaving Salmon arm at 5:30 pm and getting to Revelstoke at 10:30 pm”
The motorist says “road maintenance was non-existent.”
UPDATE: 9:40 am
Travelers report conditions are still treacherous on the Trans-Canada Highway after its reopening this morning.
The highway had been closed for hours following multiple incidents involving jack-knifed semis between Sicamous and Revelstoke.
“The jack-knifed semis are cleared and traffic is getting through now, but the roads are compact snow and slushy ice, and super rough. Very treacherous driving conditions,” a reader tells Castanet.
UPDATE: 8:50 am
DriveBC reports the incident scene on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Revelstoke has been cleared as of 8:40 am
ORIGINAL: 6:20 am
Multiple transport trucks are believed to be jack-knifeed in an incident that closed the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke overnight.
DriveBC first reported about 1 a.m. that the accident had closed the highway between Bowlin Road and Highway 23 South, east of Craigellachie.
A 40-kilometre section of the route was closed, however DriveBC reports as of 6:15 a.m. the route had reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.
Motorists are advised to expect delays.
Webcams show snowy conditions as of 6 am
DriveBC reports there was also another incident within the closure area during the purging of backed up highway traffic west of Revelstoke.
Motorists stuck in the closure reported multiple 18-wheelers jack-knifed near the Enchanted Forest.
“Westbound traffic is back up a great distance,” a reader tells Castanet.
Drivers are urged to watch for traffic control, slow down and drive to winter conditions.