UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Semi crashes through barriers east of Chilliwack on Highway 1

Emergency, Hydro crews dispatched as truck goes off the road in westbound lanes

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.

(See below for map.)

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.

• RELATED: Highway now open after several hour closure at Herrling Island – September 2019

• RELATED: Highway 1 reopened after multi-vehicle crash east of Chilliwack – May 2019

Drivers are asked to consider alternate travel plans.

– with files from Paul Henderson


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Highway 1 is at a standstill at Herrling Island outside of Popkum due to a vehicle crash (Screenshot/Google Maps).

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