B.C. Conservation Officer Daniel Eichstadter was assisting with traffic control Thursday afternoon advising eastbound drivers near TR 19 Creek and Kennedy Lake heading towards Port Alberni that Highway 4 would be closed for several hours. (photo - Andrew Bailey)

B.C. Conservation Officer Daniel Eichstadter was assisting with traffic control Thursday afternoon advising eastbound drivers near TR 19 Creek and Kennedy Lake heading towards Port Alberni that Highway 4 would be closed for several hours. (photo - Andrew Bailey)

UPDATE: Highway 4 reopens

The road between Port Alberni and the Tofino-Ucluelet junction was closed for roughly three hours.

A tractor-trailer crashed on Highway 4 blocking traffic in both directions between Port Alberni and the Tofino-Ucluelet junction from around 4:45 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. on Thursday.

B.C. Conservation Officer Daniel Eichstadter was stopping eastbound traffic near Kennedy Lake around 5 p.m., advising drivers there was a several-hour wait ahead of them to get into Port Alberni. Another road-stop was later set up at the Tofino-Ucluelet junction.

DriveBC reported the highway had reopened at 7:50.

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