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Highway between Trail and Castlegar reopened late Friday

Hwy 22 reopened to single alternating traffic at 8:30 p.m. Friday

Highway 22 reopened to traffic Friday night shortly after 9 p.m.

The highway between Trail and Castlegar was closed for 15 hours May 31 due to a fiery crash between a semi-truck and a pick-up truck.


DriveBC update at 8:30 p.m., Highway 22 re-opened to single alternating traffic.

Next update, Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m.


According to a 3:30 p.m. update from DriveBC, Highway 22 between Trail and Castlegar remains closed

Next update at 5:30 p.m.


Report from Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio:

Castlegar Fire Department was dispatched at 05:52 a.m. to a report of a multi-vehicle accident and fire.

The incident occurred along Highway 22 (Fairview) in the 200-block stretch.

The fire department responded with Rescue 1, Engine 1, Engine 2, and two command units.

Firefighters actioned the blaze and extinguished two separate fires.

The department requested mutual aid assistance from Ootischenia Fire Department for water tender support.

BC Ambulance, YRB (highway maintenance contractors) and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are also on scene.

The fire department transferred command to the RCMP shortly after 8 a.m., and returned to the station.

Update 1:16 p.m.

At 6 a.m. Friday (May 31), Castlegar RCMP and emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck and pick-up south of 201 Avenue, in Fairview.

At the time of this release, the highway remains closed while crews continue to investigate.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-camera footage, is asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP, 250. 365.7721.


Highway 22 remains closed in both directions as of noon, Friday (May 31).

The main highway between Trail and Castlegar closed early Friday due to a vehicle incident between China Creek Road and 200th Avenue.

DriveBC advises a 2.2 km stretch of roadway is closed, which is two to four km south of Castlegar.

A detour is available via Highway 3, the Bombi Summit.

Additional travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Next update time will be at 2 p.m.


Highway 22 is closed in both directions.

Friday morning (May 31) at 6:40 a.m., DriveBC reported that a vehicle incident between China Creek Road and 200th Avenue has shut the roadway for 2.2 km (2 to 4 km south of Castlegar).

Expect delays.

Assessment in progress.

Next DriveBC update expected at noon.

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