AFTERMATH of a two-vehicle collision two kilometres east of Usk on Hwy16 this afternoon. The highway remains closed.

UPDATE: Hwy 16 may be reopened east of Usk late tonight

Vehicle accident has blocked both directions of highway since about noon

  • Thu Sep 25th, 2014 10:00am
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The latest Drive BC report says the highway may be reopened by 10 p.m. about 2 km east of Usk where it’s currently closed both directions due to a vehicle crash from earlier today, Sept. 25.

The next DriveBC update is at 6 p.m.

Original story:

If you’re planning on travelling east of Terrace, you might want to hold off for a while as the highway has been closed near Usk.

DriveBC reported just after noon today, Sept. 25, that Hwy 16 has been closed in both directions 2 km east of Usk due to a vehicle accident.

The estimated time of reopening the road is not known but an assessment is in progress, said DriveBC, which will update the information at 2 p.m.

Reports indicate that two vehicles are involved in the accident and at least one vehicle is on fire on an S-curve in the road. Ambulance and police are at the scene.