Victoria Day travel is always busy but was worse Monday thank to a crash on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack before noon.
RCMP, fire crews and BC Ambulance were dispatched at approximately 11 a.m. to a report of a motor vehicle incident near the Herrling Island exit in the westbound lanes.
Dispatch reported the crash was between a semi and an SUV.
The first responders on scene reported multiple patients. By 11:15 a.m. crews were ordered to set up a landing zone for an air ambulance, but this was soon cancelled.
Drive BC reported that all traffic was being held westbound at exit 146. By approximately 1 p.m. the scene was cleared and traffic resumed heading westbound.
The backlog along with wet weather and at least one other minor incident in Chilliwack led to slow-moving traffic throughout the afternoon.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) May 20, 2019