Coquihalla Highway reopens between Hope and Merritt after early morning accident

Highway 5 reopens at the Portia Interchange.

Highway 5 has now open at the Portia Interchange

The Coquihalla has reopened following an accident at the Portia interchange. (DriveBC)

The southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway are now open, according to DriveBC.

The lanes were closed between Hope and Merritt just after 1 a.m. Monday following an accident at the Portia interchange, near the Coquihalla summit.

A northbound lane is still closed currently closed for vehicle recovery. Drivers can expect 20 minutes delays and are asked to watch for crew and equipment.