UPDATE: There are reports that one person injured in the crash west of Revelstoke on Wednesday, has died.
Highway 1 west of Revelstoke is once again open to traffic, after a major collision shut down both directions of the highway Wednesday afternoon. Police report 6 people were hurt….two of them critically, after several vehicles collided near Three Valley Gap. An air ambulance was sent to take one of the patients to hospital. Traffic was stopped in both directions for several hours, as there was no detour available. The highway re-opened to traffic early Wednesday evening, but progress was slow because of the congestion that had built up as a result of the shut down. Some drivers had to wait more than four hours.