UPDATE: Freeway through Langley reopened after morning crash

A five-vehicle crash westbound on the Trans-Canada, near 208th Street, shut down traffic for hours.

The freeway westbound through Langley has reopened.

A five-vehicle crash sent one person to hospital in “serious condition,” and shut down the Trans-Canada Highway for the better part of five hours today.

The crash occurred just before 9 a.m., in the westbound lane of the freeway – just east of the 208th Street overpass.

Upon arrival, RCMP discovered a collision had occurred between four commercial vehicles and one personal vehicle, which initially caused both west and eastbound traffic to be shut down.

Commuters were being advised all morning to avoid the freeway if they’re travelling through Langley. Traffic was reportedly backed up westbound to about 264th Street in Aldergrove with emergency crews trying to detour motorists off the highway at 232nd Street. Meanwhile, traffic eastbound was getting through part of the morning. But it was crawling much of the time, often backed up well past the 200th Street interchange. Again, police were trying to divert eastbound motorists to get off at 200th Street.

A driver from one of the commercial vehicles was transported to hospital, with what BC RCMP are describing as “serious injuries.”

In the meantime, the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service (ICARS) assisted the RCMP freeway patrol with the investigation.

While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, Highway 1 fully reopened just before 2 p.m.

It might, however take some time for traffic to return to normal and police are advising to still expect “significant delays.”

Alternate routes might still be best for the foreseeable future.


Is there more to this story?


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter



Just Posted

Langley Spartans enjoy multiple wins and a tie Friday

First-year rookie puts five points on the scoreboard for Trinity Western’s Spartans.

Rainfall warning issued across Lower Mainland into the weekend

50 to 70 mm of rain expected to fall starting overnight Friday and into Sunday morning

Langley’s own Vancouver Giants fall in Prairies during overtime

G-Men fell 6-5 to the Brandon Wheat Kings Friday night.

Body located near Langley fire

A corpse was found near a mall off the Langley Bypass Friday morning.

COOKING IN LANGLEY: Chef offers options for preventing tears

Chef Dez offers a variety of tested and untested theories for cutting onion, to avoid water works.

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Holy Heritage Rail Batman: Superheros come to Cloverdale historic train

The Fraser Valley Heritage Rail is hosting its third annual Halloween rail adventure Oct 28, 29

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Most Read