Highway 1 is slow going through Abbotsford as of noon on Sept. 2, with a multi-vehicle collision and heavy traffic. (Google Maps)

Highway 1 is slow going through Abbotsford as of noon on Sept. 2, with a multi-vehicle collision and heavy traffic. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Rollover crash westbound on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Highway traffic remains backed up to Vedder Canal, getting heavy eastbound as long weekend gears up

There was a serious rollover crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford Friday morning.

The crash was in the westbound lanes right at the Whatcom Road exit at about 10:30 a.m., and traffic quickly backed up to the Vedder canal near Chilliwack. Witnesses had initially reported that multiple vehicles were involved, but that was not the case. The vehicle that rolled over flipped several times, and other vehicles on the highway were able to avoid a collision, according to a report from a driver who witnessed the crash.

The Jaws of Life was used to extract the occupant of the vehicle, which was a convertible. The driver was responsive on the scene, and there are no updates on severity of any injuries.

This week, the city of Abbotsford issued a press release to remind people that this is expected to be a busy traffic weekend, with multiple events happening through the city that will draw large numbers. They suggested carpooling and using transit to help reduce the number of vehicles on local roads.

READ MORE: Traffic expected to be impacted with big weekend of events in Abbotsford


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