UPDATED: Malahat reopened in both directions following car fire
Drive BC says the road will be closed until about 3pm
UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.
Drive BC says the trans Canada highway has been reopened in both directions north of the Malahat Summit.
The left lane remains blocked to northbound traffic.
UPDATE – OPEN – # BCHwy1 in both directions 1 km north of the #Malahat summit following a vehicle fire. The left lane remains blocked northbound. Clean-up continues, watch for crews and drive with caution #VanIsle
– Drive BC (@DriveBC) November 15, 2018
ORIGINAL: 1:30 p.m.
Emergency crews are responding to a car fire on the Malahat.
Traffic has been stopped in both directions approximately one kilometer north of the Malahat Summit.
The vehicle fire is between Whittaker Road and Mill Bay Road, and all lanes are blocked.
#BREAKING: There is a fully engulfed car on fire on the malahat this hour. Fire crews are responding. Traffic is expected to be affected #yyjtraffic
Photo by @thegreekdefense pic.twitter.com/XNw1fwpb9w
– Victoria News (@VictoriaNews) November 15, 2018
According to Drive BC, the road is expected to reopen at 3 p.m.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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