A crash completely closed Highway 4 near Cameron Lake.
According to Drive B.C., the vehicle incident Sunday night closed a 21-kilometre stretch of highway between Maebelle Road and Chalet Road, from six kilometres east of Cathedral Grove to one kilometre east of Port Alberni. The highway was expected to re-open at 3 a.m. Monday. No detour is available in that area.
A motorist near the scene told Black Press via social media that fire crews advised the head-on crash would close the highway for two to six hours.
UPDATE: More than 20 kilometres of Highway 4 closed after crash near Cameron Lake. The highway is expected to re-open at 3 a.m., according to Drive B.C. https://t.co/gFPgB9ciU8 pic.twitter.com/P6qyFXl2D6
— Nanaimo Bulletin (@NanaimoBulletin) September 9, 2019
Earlier Sunday, about 8:30 p.m., the Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department advised motorists via social media that a crash at Highway 19 and Northwest Bay Road caused the closure of the highway in both directions. That scene was cleared at 9 p.m.
For coverage of recent car crashes in the Nanaimo area, click here.