The Trans Canada freeway on the Malahat, from the West Shore Parkway to Shawnigan-Mill Bay Street, has now reopened after it was closed for a number of hours attributable to extreme winter situations.
The freeway reopened earlier than eight p.m. after it had been closed for 3 hours.
Mainroad stated a transport truck that was concerned in an accident northbound and a number of autos spun out southbound. Their plowing vans have been unable to make clearing cycles on the foremost roadway because of the incidents.
At round 7 p.m. officers stated plows are heading north and southbound.
The Malahat was closed following coordination from Mainoad, the RCMP and the Ministry of Transportation.
MainRoads autos, tow vans and different emergency companies are on the stretch of street working to make it protected.
“Except it’s completely crucial please keep house,” stated Mainroad spokesperson Chris Cowley.
“[Opening the road] will depend on present climate, we hope early tonight in a number of hours.”
One witness stated he was caught northbound attributable to a jackknifed truck.
Atmosphere Canada says the winter system hitting the coast Sunday may convey as much as 10 centimetres of snow to components of Vancouver Island by the night.
Extra to return — this submit was up to date at 7:20 p.m.