An air ambulance has arrived at the scene of a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Tappen. (Mike Simpson photo)

An air ambulance has arrived at the scene of a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Tappen. (Mike Simpson photo)

Collision closes Trans-Canada Highway on Sept. 1

Collision on highway stopped traffic both ways for much of the afternoon

Update 8:30 p.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway west of Tappen remains closed in both directions as of 8:30 p.m., according to a tweet from Drive BC.

The new timeline for traffic to be moving on the Trans-Canada is 9:00 p.m., as crews comtinue to clear the scene. However a detour is available via Highway 97 to Highways 97b and 97a.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions approximately 9 kilometres west of Tappen near Balmoral due to a collision on the highway.

The collision was serious and reportedly reuslted in at least one injury, with an air ambulance beingdispatched to the scene along with numerous emergency crews.

No detours are currently available and the estimated time of re-opening for traffic on the highway is 8:30 pm, according to Drive BC.

 

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed West of Tappen due to a seirous vehicle collision. (Mike Simpson Photo)

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed West of Tappen due to a seirous vehicle collision. (Mike Simpson Photo)