Highway 1 near Ashcroft down to single-lane, alternating traffic following vehicle fire

Ashcroft Fire Rescue is on site dealing with a grass fire sparked by the incident

Highway 1 near Cornwall Road outside Ashcroft is open to single-lane, alternating traffic only following a motor vehicle accident and grass fire.

The accident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. Ashcroft Fire Rescue received a report of a vehicle on fire one kilometre south of Cornwall Road on Highway 1, and is on site dealing withhot spots after extinguishing a grass fire that started as a result of the incident.

The highway was closed for a short time, but has now opened to single-lane traffic only. Drive BC is advising drivers to proceed cautiously through the area and to expect delays.

For updates, visit www.drivebc.ca.



editorial@accjournal.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New wildfire springs up north of Clinton; lightning suspected as cause

Fire is not a flare-up of blaze that started on Aug. 1 near 51 Mile Creek

City of Quesnel plans staggered approach to reopening West Fraser Centre arenas

Ice will be open to youth groups Sept. 14 in Arena 2, and Sept. 21 in the West Fraser Centre Arena

Maple Drive streetlight project to be put to voters this fall

New streetlights would see additional tax for residents, increased safety for pedestrians

Proposed Quesnel interconnector moves beyond preliminary design stage

MOTI to prepare business case for provincial leaders, showing cost and scope of Highway 97 project

B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job

Pashta MaryMoon claimed she had been providing “death-care services” for more than 40 years

‘We all have anxieties’: B.C.’s top doctor addresses return-to-school fears amid COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry promises school restart plan safe for B.C. kids

Abbotsford mom worried about her two kids in Beirut following explosion

Shelley Beyak’s children were abducted by their dad in 2018

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Health Canada recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list

Organization says to stop using products listed, and to consult a health-care professional

Most Read