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UPDATE: Highway 5 reopens south of Avola

Wire Cache
The north-looking camera at Wire Cache rest stop at 9 a.m. (via Drive BC)

9:50 a.m.

Highway 5 south of Avola is now open to single lane alternating traffic following a vehicle incident earlier this morning.

The area is still under a travel advisory. Expect delays.

9:20 a.m.

DriveBC is reporting that Highway 5 is closed in both directions south of Avola and north of Vavenby following a vehicle incident near the Wire Cache rest area.

At last update, the highway was estimated to reopen around noon. Another update is scheduled for 11 a.m.

A travel advisory was also issued for that area due to freezing rain this morning. The advisory stretches from McMurphy all the way up to Blue River.

For more updates, head to DriveBC


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