Coquihalla closed due to freezing rain

If you're planning to drive to Vancouver over the Coquihalla Highway - you're out of luck today. 

Bob Galowski, is the spokesperson for VSA Highway Maintenance..

"Right now our maintenance crews are shutting down both north and south bound lanes of the Coquihalla Higway between Merritt and Hope. The decision was made between the Ministry of Transportation and VSA due to the freezing rain falling on that location," he says.   

He says there's no estimated time of when the Coquihalla will re-open, but he suggests checking DriveBC throughout the day for updates.

Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton is also closed because of a severe avalanche hazard - and Highway 1 is closed in the Fraser Valley.