Hwy 16 was closed between Terrace and Prince Rupert due to a vehicle incident during the morning of Mar. 10, 2022. (Screenshot/DriveBC)

Hwy 16 was closed between Terrace and Prince Rupert due to a vehicle incident during the morning of Mar. 10, 2022. (Screenshot/DriveBC)

UPDATE: Hwy 16 reopened to traffic between Terrace and Prince Rupert

Logging truck flipped, spilling load on road and railway tracks

Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert was closed the morning of Mar. 10, after a logging truck flipped over and spilled lumber across the road and adjacent CN railway tracks.

The Terrace RCMP were notified of the single vehicle incident just before 5 a.m., and responded to the scene with ambulance services. Police say the driver of the truck is not believed to have suffered serious injuries.

After the incident, Hwy 16 was closed from Level Crossing and Exstew Gate, 30 to 38 kilometres west of Terrace while an assessment was underway. CN traffic was temporarily stopped as crews cleared debris off railway tracks and the road.

The highway was able to open to single lane alternating traffic at around 8:30 a.m., and was fully reopened before noon.

Previous version below:

Highway 16 is now open to traffic between Terrace and Prince Rupert.

The highway was closed in both directions between Terrace and Prince Rupert due to a vehicle incident early in the morning on Mar. 10, according to DriveBC.

The road was closed for 16 kilometres between Level Crossing and Exstew Gate, 30 to 38 kilometres west of Terrace. After an assessment, the highway was opened to single lane alternating traffic at 9 a.m., and DriveBC removed the incident from its traveller information system before noon.