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Highway near Blue River shut down due to accident

An update is expected at 2 p.m.
(via Drive B.C.)

A vehicle incident south of Blue River has shut down Highway 5 in both directions.

The incident happened late this morning (Jan. 20) at the Messiter Summit Rest Area and has closed the road which is the most direct link from Kamloops to Edmonton. The rest area is about 20 km south of the community of Blue River, northeast of Kamloops.

The incident happened along a stretch of highway Drive B.C. had issued a road condition warning about before regarding slippery sections south of Blue River.

An assessment of the situation is currently underway and an update is expected at 2 p.m.