Another crash on the Malahat slowed long weekend traffic on Vancouver Island’s busiest stretch of highway.
The three-car crash happened early Monday afternoon near the south Shawnigan Lake turnoff and closed the entire highway for a brief period of time.
The accident was cleared at around 1 p.m., but due to traffic congestion, it’s still slow going southbound into Victoria.
Nobody was seriously injured in the crash, which began when a southbound truck lost a tire and swerved into oncoming traffic.
— DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) August 7, 2017
Other vehicles have broken down and been pulled to the side, which could be adding to traffic delays. Drive BC maps show heavy traffic from Bamberton to Shawnigan Lake.
#malahat extremely backed up and moving very slow southbound + close to a dozen overheated vehicles nb is clear 4:23 pm
— MollyTov (@MollyTov2) August 7, 2017
— Steacy (@steacyhenry) August 7, 2017
gee, I wonder why there have been so many MVI at this spot. Could it be the ridiculously short merge into a single lane?! #Malahat
— Lindsey Henderson (@maggiestg) August 7, 2017
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