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UPDATE: Malahat reopens after chicken truck crash cleanup

The highway was closed for several hours during the Friday morning commute
Crews clean up after a commercial truck carrying chickens rolled over on the Malahat in the early morning hours of Aug. 19. (Andy Heslop/Facebook)

The Malahat reopened around 9:15 a.m. Friday morning after in both directions after an early morning closure to clear a chicken truck crash near Split Rock Lookout early Friday (Aug. 19).

The stretch of Highway 1 between Shawnigan Lake Road and Shawnigan-Mill Bay road was closed for several hours after the commercial truck crash around 3:30 a.m.

The work week also started with a highway closure Monday (Aug. 15) after a truck and trailer went into the ditch north of West Shore Parkway on Trans-Canada Highway. Emcon Services Inc. closed that section for a couple of hours during vehicle recovery. A crash near Ice Cream Mountain also caused delays for motorists Thursday evening.

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