ONE PERSON is dead and others are injured after an accident.
The accident, involving a crash between two tractor trucks, took place on Hwy16 in the Kitsegukla area, approximately 20km west of New Hazelton.
RCMP officers from the New Hazelton detachment are on the scene.
Fire/rescue personnel, ambulance personnel, highway maintenance workers, a coroner and RCMP officers with the traffic services unit in Terrace are on their way.
The highway is blocked because of the crash and will be closed for a few hours, say New Hazelton RCMP officers.
A mix of rain/snow has been falling in the area today.
Officials are predicting the highway will be closed until 10 pm.