Coquihalla between Merritt and Hope closed due to unfolding police incident
Highway 5 (Coquihalla) is closed between Hope and Merritt due to an active and unfolding police incident.
RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Chris Manseau said that no public or commercial traffic was being allowed on that stretch of highway until further notice.
“The public should anticipate delays and plan alternative routes for the next few hours while this incident unfolds,” Manseau said at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Manseau also asked the public in the area not to post any police actions online through social media.
“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,” Manseau said.