Police closed off Hwy. 1 near the 248 Street overpass following a serious multi-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: Multi-vehicle crash closes Highway 1 eastbound in Langley

Accident happened just before the 248 Street overpass

Highway 1 through Langley was closed to eastbound traffic for almost two hours Tuesday afternoon following a three-vehicle crash that sent one person to hospital.

The accident happened just west of the 248 Street overpass around 2:30 p.m.

Multiple ambulances and fire trucks were called to the scene.

The freeway was shut down and at least one on-ramp to the freeway, at 232 Street, was closed west of the accident scene.

One person was taken to hospital by air ambulance with undetermined injuries.

By 4 p.m., it vehicles were being allowed through once more, but traffic remained backed up as far as 192 Street.

It was more than an hour before congestion cleared.

 

The heat caused the air to shimmer. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

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