The southbound lanes near the Malahat Summit were closed for close to a couple of hours Monday after a travel trailer flipped over.
Drive BC said the incident happened north of Whittaker Road, before Mill Bay Road, on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Malahat Fire Chief Tanya Patterson said crews were called out at 4:45 p.m.
The southbound lanes closed before 5 p.m. but reopened just before 6:30 p.m. Delays are expected to continue due to heavy congestion.
#BCHwy1 – SB Vehicle incident north of Whittaker Rd in the #Malahat area has southbound lanes closed. Next update at 5:45 PM. For more info check: https://t.co/A9gy32KEca
— DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) September 3, 2019
OPEN – #BCHwy1 SB at Whittaker Rd after earlier vehicle incident. Expect delays due to heavy congestion. #Malahat #VanIsle #VancouverIsland
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) September 3, 2019
Photos from Cheryl Parker and Kevin Gosselin show an RV on its side. Patterson said the 28-foot (nine metre) trailer, which was attached to a pickup truck, was reportedly fishtailing before it flipped on its side. Speed is not believed to be a factor.
The trailer was towed away from the scene and no injuries were reported.