Multiple cars are reported to have crashed in what one man called whiteout conditions on Highway 1 near Whatcom Road. @darryljkrop/Twitter

UPDATE: Highway 1 re-opened after afternoon pile-up in Abbotsford

The westbound lanes of Highway 1 near Whatcom Road were closed after a crash involving many vehicles

UPDATE: PHOTOS: Fifteen vehicles involved in Sunday’s highway crash

Highway 1 through Abbotsford has been re-opened following a long closure prompted by several crashes near Whatcom Road this afternoon.

A large crash involving multiple vehicles took place in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 in Abbotsford, near the Whatcom Road interchange, around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The pile-up forced the closure of Highway 1 westbound in that area for several hours.

An Abbotsford Police officer reported around 9 p.m. that the highway had been re-opened.

RELATED: Three Abbotsford elementary schools closed due to power outages

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