UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m. – The Alaska Highway is open to single lane alternating traffic. Detour via Beatton River Airport Rd and Aitken Creek Road. Detour is not available for vehicles over 5500kg GVW

UPDATE as of 11:45 a.m. Saturday – DriveBC.ca now says the highway could be open by 4 p.m. Saturday. Next update is at 3 p.m.

UPDATE as of 7:30 a.m. – Here is more information on Friday’s collision – thankfully no one was seriously injured. https://www.energeticcity.ca/2020/03/only-minor-injuries-in-six-vehicle-collision-on-alaska-highway/

UPDATE as of 7:15 am – The latest update says the highway will be closed until 6 pm Saturday.

UPDATE – The Alaska Highway will remain closed until at least 7am Saturday.  Detour via Beatton River Airport Rd and Aitken Creek Road. Detour is not available for vehicles over 5500kg GVW. 

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Alaska Highway is closed north of the Beatton Airport Road due to a collision involving six vehicles.

The Fort St. John RCMP say the highway is closed in both directions due to the collision. The RCMP is advising motorists not to drive at this time on area highways. Most highways are extremely slippery due to the strong winds and blowing snow.

The RCMP have not released any details about the collisions and what type of vehicles that were involved.

If you’re travelling in the area, let us know what you see, by emailing news@moosefm.ca