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UPDATE: Highway 5 reopened after transport truck crashes north of Barriere

Thursday morning incident closed highway at 3:36 a.m.
Highway 5 is closed Thursday morning, Oct. 27 due to a motor vehicle incident. (DriveBC map)


Highway 5 has been fully cleared of this incident, which involved a single transport truck and trailer. As well as causing the closure of the highway for several hours, the incident knocked out power to the area. Power was restored by 1:30 p.m.

The crash occurred at 3:36 a.m.


Motorists can expect single lane alternating traffic and minor delays as of 8:20 a.m.


Highway 5 just north of Barriere is closed due to a motor vehicle incident Thursday morning, Oct. 27.

DriveBC is reporting that the vehicle incident is between Mitchell Road and Boulder Mountain Road for 7.3 km (12 to 5 km north of Barriere). There is no detour available and the estimated time of opening is not available. The highway has been closed since just before 5 a.m.

More updates to come

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Traffic backed up on Highway 5 just north of Barriere on Oct. 27. (submitted photo)

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A desire to travel led me to a full-time photographer position at the Williams Lake Tribune in B.C.’s interior.
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