Traffic along Highway 1 westbound east of Popkum was at a standstill after noon Tuesday due to a serious crash near the Herrling Island exit.
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The Popkum Fire Department, B.C. Hydro and emergency crews were dispatched and several powerlines have been affected. There are no reported outages for the area yet.
A witness at the scene said the driver was in the care of the BC Ambulance Service.
The flatbed semi crashed through the concrete barrier and was hanging over the cliff towards the rail lines, which had to be shut down for safety reasons.
By 1:30 p.m. one lane of traffic was getting through westbound.
The stretch of Highway 1 near Herrling Island is notorious for serious accidents.
Drivers are asked to consider alternate travel plans.
– with files from Paul Henderson
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