PHOTO SUBMITTED BY GREG FOX RCMP on scene stopping traffic due to a vehcile fire on Highway 19 near the Port Alice junction.

VIDEO: Vehicle fire causes closure on Highway 19

The incident occured in the afternoon on Feb. 6

A propane-powered cube van caught on fire and caused a section of Highway 19 to be closed to traffic in both directions yesterday afternoon.

The highway was closed between Port McNeill and Port Hardy near the Port Alice junction while emergency services were on scene.

It was closed from approximately 3:30 pm until 7:00 pm, when it was reopned to traffic.

RCMP officers and Emcon Services Inc. were also on site at either end of the closure to inform drivers of the closure and that they could take a detour via logging roads.

Check back with the Gazette for more updates on this story.


HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Traffic being held up between Port McNeill and Port Hardy south of the Port Alice junction. Traffic was rerouted via logging roads.

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