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UPDATE: Hwy 1 partially opens near Chase after vehicle fire

(UPDATE: 8:20 a.m.) - Drive BC is reporting that Highway 1 is now open to single lane alternating traffic.

The road had been closed for about an hour because of a vehicle fire.

The next update is expected at 10 a.m.

(UPDATE: 8:10 a.m.) - The closure of Highway 1 just west of Chase is due to a vehicle fire.

An assessment is still in progress and there's no estimated time for the road to open again.

(Original story: 7:35 a.m.) - Highway 1 is closed near Chase due to a motor vehicle incident.

The closure is 3 km west of Chase and Drive BC is suggesting Highway 97 as a detour.

As assessment is in progress and there’s currently no estimated time for the road to open.

KamloopsBCNow will update this story as more information is made available.

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