A tow truck pulls a smashed vehicle back onto its wheels after it crashed and flipped on Highway 1 eastbound, east of Annis Road in a multi-vehicle collision in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A tow truck pulls a smashed vehicle back onto its wheels after it crashed and flipped on Highway 1 eastbound, east of Annis Road in a multi-vehicle collision in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Update: Highway 1 cleared in both directions after multi-vehicle crash at Annis Road in Chilliwack

The early morning collision was in the treacherous ess curves

Highway 1 reopened with lanes clear in both directions over the lunch hour after a multi-vehicle crash east of Annis Road in Chilliwack Wednesday morning brought traffic to a standstill.

The collision happened around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 in the ess curves.

At least two vehicles in the eastbound lanes and one in the westbound lanes were involved in the collision where one vehicle was overturned.

A front-end loader was on scene to move a section of the concrete barrier that was knocked into the eastbound fast lane.

DriveBC was asking folks to detour at Annis Road.

“Please drive with care and expect heavy delays,” according to DriveBC.

At around 9:10 a.m., both eastbound lanes were closed, and only one lane of traffic westbound was getting through. Eastbound traffic was backed up to Upper Prairie Road. By just before noon the lanes were cleared.

READ MORE: July the last time crash seen near that location


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Emergency crews tend to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1 east of Annis Road in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews tend to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1 east of Annis Road in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A tow truck prepares to pull a smashed vehicle back onto its wheels after it crashed and flipped on Highway 1 eastbound, east of Annis Road in a multi-vehicle collision in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A tow truck prepares to pull a smashed vehicle back onto its wheels after it crashed and flipped on Highway 1 eastbound, east of Annis Road in a multi-vehicle collision in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

This white pickup truck in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 was also involved in a multi-vehicle collision east of Annis Road in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

This white pickup truck in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 was also involved in a multi-vehicle collision east of Annis Road in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)