Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Malahat has re-opened in both directions after fatal collision

The Malahat has been re-opened in both directions

UPDATED: The Malahat has been re-opened in both directions. Drivers should continue to expect heavy delays in the area due to congestion.

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A fatal crash on the Malahat Wednesday morning is causing significant traffic delays around the south Island.

The driver of a sewage truck died in the collision with a blue SUV just after 8 a.m. The driver of the SUV was transported to hospital with injuries.

RELATED: Fatal sewage truck crash closes Malahat in both directions

The Malahat has opened northbound at Goldstream Park, but still remains closed southbound. Long delays can be expected northbound due to congestion.

Earlier today traffic was being detoured via the Pacific Marine Circle Route.

Northbound traffic can access the circle route by exiting Highway 1 at the Millstream Interchange, onto Veterans Memorial Parkway, and then travelling along Highway 14 via Port Renfrew.

Southbound traffic can access the circle route via Highway 18 through Lake Cowichan.

READ MORE: Malahat closure snarls traffic

READ MORE: Car crash on the Malahat leaves 1 dead, 2 in critical condition

The City of Langford said drivers attempting to use Finlayson Arm Road as a detour will be turned around.

The crash has affected the B.C. Ferries as well. Sailings for the ferry running between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay are sold out for the rest of the day.

The B.C. Coroners Service is in the early stages of its investigation involving a man in his 30s.


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