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Road conditions a factor in deadly crash that also injured people near Hope, B.C.

HOPE, B.C. — One person has died and RCMP say there is an "undetermined number" of injuries in a crash just outside Hope, B.C. Cpl. Mike Halskov with RCMP Traffic Services says the multi-vehicle crash happened just before 10 a.m.

HOPE, B.C. — One person has died and RCMP say there is an "undetermined number" of injuries in a crash just outside Hope, B.C.

Cpl. Mike Halskov with RCMP Traffic Services says the multi-vehicle crash happened just before 10 a.m.

The statement says an investigation is just beginning, but it appears road conditions were a major factor.

Highway 5 northbound to the Coquihalla is closed at the junction with Highway 3 and there is no word when the route will reopen.

Halskov urges drivers to consider delaying travel plans or to take an alternate route.

DriveBC, the provincial government website providing details about road conditions, shows packed and slushy roads near the junction while Environment Canada shows temperatures in the area feel close to -20 with the wind chill.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press