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UPDATE: Expect delays as Malahat reopens after morning truck fire

Drivers reported the northbound blaze around 6:30 a.m.
A truck fire near Aspen Road on the Malahat may impact northbound drivers early Thursday (Aug. 25). (DriveBC traffic camera)

A truck fire on the Trans-Canada Highway impacted Malahat commuters Thursday morning.

Drivers reported the burning vehicle, described as a garbage or recycling truck, pulled off the driving lanes, northbound near Aspen Road around 6:30 a.m.

Southbound lanes remained fully open while northbound lanes were closed for emergency services to deal with the fire, Emcon Services Inc. South Island Division said on social media.

One northbound lane was restored around 7:30 a.m. with Drive BC warning of remaining congestion as crews continued to clear the damaged vehicle.

READ ALSO: Truck fire causes morning traffic delays on Malahat


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