Snowy crash slows highway traffic in Chilliwack

Emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 1 westbound east of Prest Road, just before noon on Monday following a major snowfall in Chilliwack.

Traffic  slowed to a crawl as only one lane remained open for vehicles to pass. The cable barrier running down the median was damaged as a result of the collision.

One person was taken to hospital with injuries.

RCMP are advising motorists to stay off Highway 1, east of 232 Street.

Police have instructed tow companies not to remove vehicles that have gone off road at this point. Tow trucks are only removing vehicles that pose a hazard to the flow of traffic.

"I want to remind drivers they are required by law to slow down when passing emergency vehicles pulled over on the side of the road, or tow trucks," says RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Peter Thiessen.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

More than 30 per cent of Fraser babies not fully vaccinated
ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts
Victim's mom wants Robert Pickton charged
OUTLOOK: Leading the way in life-changing eye surgery
Chilliwack ends its relationship with Walas Concepts
Thief steals smoke break in Chilliwack church
Referendum Yes campaigners play health card
Surrey mom who hired hit men to kill ex-husband freed from jail
Man dies in fiery dump truck crash on Highway 99

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.