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Semi drivers taken to hospital after collision on Hwy 1 east of Salmon Arm

Highway not fully reopened until early Monday morning
Jillian Norton was driving on Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Sicamous when two semi trucks collided Dec. 3, 2023. (Jillian Norton/Facebook)

Police say speed and road conditions are believed to have been factors behind a collision involving two semi trucks near Salmon Arm.

The incident occurred approximately 10 kilometres east of Salmon Arm around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. Salmon Arm RCMP say the eastbound semi lost traction and travelled into the oncoming lane where it collided with a westbound semi.

Both drivers were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The highway was closed in both directions until approximately 10 p.m., when it was opened to single-lane, alternating traffic. At around 2:45 a.m. Monday, DriveBC reported the highway had fully reopened.

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