Coquihalla at Comstock Road. DriveBC

Coquihalla at Comstock Road. DriveBC

UPDATE: Crash on Coquihalla south of Merritt now clear

A collision has closed Highway 5 southbound

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.

The Coquihalla is now open south of Merritt near Kingsvale. Drivers should still expect delays.

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Two vehicle incidents are impacting the Coquihalla Tuesday morning.

A crash has closed Highway 5 southbound between exit 276: Comstock Road and exit 256: Coldwater Road for 19 km.

An assessment is in progress and an update will be provided by DriveBC after 10 a.m.

Then about 9:30 a.m. a collision south of Helmer Road between Kamloops and Merritt is causing delays. Drivers are being asked to slow down and watch for emergency vehicles.

Alternative routes are available via Highway 1 and Highway 3.

The Coquihalla was closed for several hours on Monday following a crash involving a semi-truck.

AIM Roads is reporting Highway 97C to be have patches of black ice and limited visibility due to fog. Motorists are reminded to drive to winter conditions.

READ MORE: Semi-truck loses load, closes Hwy. 97A north of Enderby

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