A commuting nightmare is unfolding for travelers travelling east and west bound on the Coquihalla Highway.
A car is on fire northbound between Hope and the Great Bear Snowshed.
The fire has spread – causing a wildfire nearby.
A caller to our sister station, AM 730, says what looked like a Nissan Pathfinder has gone up in flames.
Crews are at the scene trying to put out the blaze.
Drive BC says the area between the Highway 3 Junction and Caroline Mine Road is closed because of a forest fire.
Alternate Routes are Highway 3 or Highway 1.
There is no time yet for re-opening.
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