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Hwy 5 reopens but RCMP mum on reason for closure, say investigation ‘active and ongoing’
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Hwy 5 reopens but RCMP mum on reason for closure, say investigation ‘active and ongoing’

Half of the Coquihalla Highway was closed in both directions because of an “active and unfolding police incident” on Wednesday afternoon. The highway was closed between just north of Hope, B.C., to just south of Merritt, for hours, finally reopening to traffic just before 7 p.m.In an update late Wednesday evening, police declined to explain what prompted the closure of the critical route.A “more fulsome” update will be provided tomorrow, Sgt. Chris Manseau said in a media release.CLEAR – #BCHwy5 – Police incident between #HopeBC and #MerrittBC has been cleared and is FULL OPEN.#KelownaBC #KamloopsBC— DriveBC (@DriveBC) November 24, 2022 Story continues below advertisement “The investigation into the need for the closure remains active and ongoing, and...