UPDATE: At 3:32 p.m., DriveBC said the Trans-Canada Highway northbound near the West Shore Parkway had fully reopened to traffic. It warned drivers to still expect delays due to heavy congestion.
✅ CLEAR – #BCHwy1 northbound #Malahat is now fully open to traffic following a vehicle incident between West Shore Parkway and Finlayson Arm Road.
Continue to expect delays due to heavy congestion.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) August 15, 2022
Original story follows:
A northbound lane closure is causing a traffic jam on the Malahat between West Shore Parkway and Finlayson Arm Road Monday afternoon.
In a tweet just before 1:30 p.m., DriveBC said a “vehicle incident” was causing major traffic delays for commuters heading northbound along the Trans-Canada Highway.
According to Emcon Services, a truck with a pup trailer crashing into the northbound ditch prompted the traffic congestion. It says crews are working to recover the vehicle.
Commuters are encouraged to check DriveBC for updates.
**CLOSURE** Northbound for vehicle recovery. https://t.co/jFBwPnZvQ1
— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) August 15, 2022