Accident closes Highway 2 just north of Pouce Coupe

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UPDATE: Drive BC says that Highway 2 has been reopened to single lane-alternating traffic in both directions.

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Motorists travelling south of Dawson Creek towards Pouce Coupe or Grande Prairie are advised to plan an alternate route, after an accident closed Highway 2 in both directions late this morning.

According to an update from Drive BC, a vehicle incident caused the highway to be closed in both directions roughly 1.5 kilometres north of Pouce Coupe at 11:42 a.m. today. Drive BC said in the update that the road is closed in both directions, and an assessment is in progress. There is currently no detour around the incident in place.

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Pouce Coupe accident location. Photo by Drive BC/Google Maps

Drive BC added that they will have an update on the incident at 1:00 p.m. No word yet from the RCMP on the number of vehicles involved, or if there are any casualties.

This is a developing story, and we’ll have updates as soon as they become available.

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