Update: 12:25 a.m.:
DriveBC has now pushed the reopening time to 6 a.m. with the next update at 4 a.m.
No official confirmed details but the extended closure points to a major incident. Closures of more than six hours typically involve extensive recovery or specialized investigation.
The Mountaineer will not be updating overnight.
For updates on highway closures related to this incident check DriveBC on the web or social media.
An MVI 12 kilometres west of Revelstoke on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11 has led to a closure of the highway expected to last until 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
DriveBC is reporting that both lanes are closed, and that the next update is due at 2:30 a.m.
CLOSED – #BCHwy1 in both directions 12 km west of #RevelstokeBC due to a vehicle incident. No detour available. Estimated time of re-opening on Wednesday September 12 at 3:30 AM. Next update on Wednesday September 12 at 2:30 AM.https://t.co/ZgWUtoArWh
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) September 12, 2018
Multiple emergency response vehicles could be heard leaving for the scene from Revelstoke somewhere around 9 p.m.