Coquihalla BC Highway #5 closed due to active and unfolding police incident

Merritt, Hope, BC Highway Patrol

2022-11-23 15:31 PST

File # 2022-5569

An active an unfolding police incident has currently closed Coquihalla BC Highway #5 north of Hope B.C., and south of Merritt B.C. No public or commercial vehicle are being allowed passage at this time. The public should anticipate delays and plan alternative routes for the next few hours while this incident unfolds.

A large number of policing resources from surrounding areas are being sent to the area of Juliet Bridge, just south of Merritt near the Coquihalla summit. Any public in the area are asked to avoid that area, and refrain from posting any police actions online.

Updates will be put out as information is available. Please monitor DriveBC for updates

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954


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