Traffic is backed up at the Rogers Pass summit in Glacier National Par on Sunday

Traffic is backed up at the Rogers Pass summit in Glacier National Par on Sunday

Highway re-opens after second MVI closure at Rogers Pass this weekend

A collision at the Rogers Pass Summit on Sunday evening has blocked the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions.

Updates follow at bottom of story

A collision at the Rogers Pass Summit on Sunday evening has blocked the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions.

The incident happened sometime before 7 p.m.; details are scarce.

DriveBC advises they will update the situation again at 8 p.m. Check the DriveBC webpage for this incident for highway closure updates as they arrive. In B.C., the government DriveBC website provides the most timely updates on highway closures; their re-opening forecasts are typically accurate.

The Times Review monitors first responder radio communications in the region. Police could be heard calling for a crash reconstruction expert at around 7 p.m. – usually the sign of a more serious incident involving serious or fatal injuries. They could also be heard speculating about a single-lane opening. Although likely, the Times Review cannot confirm these communications even came from this accident scene.

When contacted by the Times Review on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., an RCMP communications worker said no further information was available at this time, but a media release may be forthcoming.

It is the second major MVI closure on that stretch of the highway this weekend.

Update, 8:20 p.m.

DriveBC has updated the incident, announcing the highway re-opened just after 8 p.m. on Sunday evening.