Driving conditions treacherous in eastern part of Langley

Dozens of accidents on Highway 1 east of 232 Street; 16 Avenue closed.

Driving conditions in the eastern half of Langley are challenging, and nowhere is that more the case than on Highway 1.

RCMP were advising drivers on Monday afternoon to stay off the highway east of 232 Street, as there have been dozens of crashes. More were expected, given winter weather conditions. Much more snow has fallen in the eastern half of Langley than in the western corridor along 200 Street.

The highway remains open, but police advise drivers to stay home if they don’t have to travel. More snow is expected Monday evening and on several more days this week.

On Monday afternoon, a jack-knifed semi-trailer truck blocked 16 Avenue near 244 Street, shutting down another crucial east-west route in Langley.