Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

DriveBC estimates road will re-open at 2:15 a.m.

UPDATE: DriveBC estimates Highway 3 will be re-opened at approximately 2:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: A serious motor vehicle incident closed Highway 3A between Nelson and Castlegar late into Wednesday evening.

DriveBC says the highway is closed in both directions after the incident, which took place between the two entrances to Beasley Road, about eight kilometers east of Playmor Junction.

The accident took place at a time when the highway is busy with commuters heading home.

A detour re-routing passenger vehicles was set up as police and other emergency vehicles attended the scene.

Drive BC said it would update the situation at 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

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