Drive BC Vancouver Island’s Twitter is reporting that Highway 4, west of Coombs Junction, is closed due to a vehicle incident as of 9:51 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26. — Dave Nikki Bull photo via Facebook

Drive BC Vancouver Island’s Twitter is reporting that Highway 4, west of Coombs Junction, is closed due to a vehicle incident as of 9:51 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26. — Dave Nikki Bull photo via Facebook

UPDATE: Highway 4 reopens after accident closes it near Coombs Junction

Highway 4 is now open after a nearly four-hour closure due to a vehicle incident.

Drive BC reported at 1:42 p.m. that the highway, near the Coombs Junction, is open. Delays are expected due to earlier congestion.

Drive BC first reported Monday (Feb. 26) at 9:51 a.m. that the highway was closed five kilometres west of the Coombs Junction with Highway 4A, near Brittain Road.

Highway 4 near the Coombs Junction was closed closed in both directions, with an estimated reopening set for 2 p.m. Employees at business along Highway 4 near the accident scene reported long lines of traffic extending both directions from the scene.

Highway crews initially reopened Highway 4 to intermittent traffic following a the incident.

First responders were on scene; no reports are available yet on the condition of passengers involved.

— NEWS Staff