B.C.'s Sea-to-Sky Highway reopens after 2 hurt in crash

SQUAMISH, B.C. -- Two people are in hospital following a head-on collision involving a packed charter coach that temporarily shut down a bustling coastal highway in British Columbia.

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Squamish RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Jolaine Percival said both the operator of a Pacific Coach Lines bus and the driver of a Jeep were seriously injured when the vehicles collided along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, between Vancouver and Whistler, Wednesday morning.

The coach operator was airlifted to hospital, while the other driver was taken away in an ambulance.

There were about 50 passengers on the bus at the time, none of whom were injured in the crash, said Percival.

The bus came to rest atop a concrete barrier after colliding with the Jeep that appears to have crossed the centre line, said the Mounties in a statement.

Collision analysts were called to the scene and, while it's too early to determine the cause of the crash, police said road conditions are considered a factor.

The incident took place about 25 kilometres north of Squamish around 10:30 a.m., forcing traffic along the busy highway to a standstill for several hours.

By mid-afternoon police had reopened a single lane to alternating traffic, but continued to warn of serious congestion in the area.

"We encourage drivers to modify their driving behaviours when road conditions are poor. This includes slowing down and using winter tires as many roads across the province are slippery with rain and snow," said RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Ronda McEwen in a statement.

"We want everyone to make it to their destinations and loved ones safely."



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