Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Sunday night, during extreme weather conditions. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Hwy. 1 open after extreme weather leads to 30 vehicle crash between Hope and Chilliwack

Drive BC tells motorists that crews are working hard to get highway re-opened

Highway 1 has reopened between Hope and Chilliwack after a 30-car crash closed the roadway late Sunday night.

Packed ice and snow remains on the highway as the Fraser Valley was hit with an Arctic outflow along with up to 25 cm of snow in some areas, causing blowing snow across many roads and highways.

The highway closure is between the Bridal Falls exit (Hwy. 9) and the Highway 1 exit at Hope.

Drive BC is reporting there was a vehicle incident that caused the closure, and witnesses say several vehicles were involved in a pile up. The Hope Fire Department also posted a photo on their Facebook page late Sunday evening showing some of the damage done to vehicles in a crash west of Hope. The photo shows a semi truck off the road and emergency responders on scene.

The Fire Department also confirmed there were “about 30” vehicles involved in the accident, and that no life-threatening injuries have been reported so far.

Highway 1 is also messy between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, with off and on white out conditions. One reader sent in a video of the conditions from Sunday night.

Watch for more as this story is updated.


 

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