Update: Overlander Bridge reopened

Kamloops City

2023-03-03 16:08 PST

File # 2023-7258

Traffic on the Overlander Bridge has resumed its normal pace following a three-vehicle collision that caused its closure earlier this afternoon.

On March 3, 2023, around 1 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the area of the bridge near Victoria Street West, where a southbound Honda collided head-on with a northbound Tesla, causing a secondary crash with a Mazda.

Two people were taken to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

The Overlander Bridge was closed briefly, before its southbound lanes were reopened, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. All lanes are now back to normal and traffic is flowing at its regular pace.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed or captured video related is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-7258.

March 3, 2023 1400 HOURS

Please be advised, the southbound lanes of the Overlander Bridge have reopened. An update will be provided when available.

March 3, 2023 1322 HOURS

Kamloops RCMP are advising of a traffic incident on the Overlander Bridge that has resulted in the temporary closure of the bridge and a large backlog in traffic.

Emergency crews are on scene and an update will provided once available.


Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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