One lane in each direction moving on Hwy 1 near Savona after earlier vehicle fire closed highway

Lanes open after vehicle fire

UPDATE: 5:41 p.m.

One lane in each direction has been re-opened for travel after an earlier vehicle fire closed the Trans-Canada Highway near Savona.

According to DriveBC, the fire happened on Highway 1 at Savona Access Road.

DriveBC said drivers can expect heavy delays in the area due to traffic congestion.

ORIGINAL 5:01 p.m.

A vehicle fire near Savona has closed the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions.

According to DriveBC, Highway 1 is closed between Sabiston Creek Road and Savona Access Road for about six kilometres.

A photo submitted to Castanet News shows traffic stretched bumper-to-bumper along the highway.

DriveBC said an assessment is in progress, and a detour is not available.

An update is expected later on Tuesday evening. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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