Accident closes Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John

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UPDATE: YRB North Peace just sent out a tweet, saying that the highway is estimated to reopen by 10:30 a.m.

UPDATE#2: Cst. Nancy Saggar with the Fort St. John RCMP says that two vehicles were involved in the collision that occurred near Mile 58. Saggar says that the drivers of both vehicles suffered minor injuries, and were taken to the hospital to be assessed. Cst. Saggar then clarified an earlier tweet by the Fort St. John RCMP, saying that a second single vehicle rollover occurred one kilometre north of the first collision just after the highway was reopened at around 10:30. She added that the driver of that vehicle only suffered minor injuries as well, and that the highway is now fully reopened. According to Cst. Saggar, weather is said to be a possible contributing factor in both collisions, saying that roads are very slippery in the area.

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A motor vehicle accident has closed the Alaska Highway North of Fort St. John in both directions this morning.

Initial reports of an accident at Mile 58 of the Alaska Highway came in to Energeticcity.ca shortly before 9:00 a.m. YRB North Peace confirmed the road closure in a tweet at 9:20 a.m, saying that the road was closed in both directions 17 kilometres north of Fort St. John.

According to witnesses, there are multiple vehicles involved in the collision, which is said to have occurred just past the 283 Road, and that emergency crews are at the scene.

There is no estimate on when the highway will be open again. If you have any information to share about the collision, email news@moosefm.ca

Updates will be posted here, as details are released.

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