Northbound Coquihalla closed near Merritt due to a vehicle fire

A vehicle fire on Highway 5, northbound is causing travel issues near Merritt Thursday morning.   The vehicle fire is between Highway 5A; Highway 97C and Exit 290. The road is closed and an assessment is in progress.

It's estimated that the road will reopen around 12:30 p.m.

Drive BC indicates there is a detour via Hwy 5A.

Another update will be available at 10:15 a.m.

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