UPDATE at 6:30 p.m.
Traffic is now flowing southbound on the Malahat following a crash earlier Sunday afternoon, but motorists should expect some congestion.
Traffic flowing but still lots of congestion southbound on the Malahat from Mill Bay #yyjtraffic https://t.co/EYdwxsyGnN
— Victoria News (@VictoriaNews) July 23, 2018
Emergency crews are on scene responding to a multi-vehicle crash along the Malahat that occurred just before 4 p.m. Sunday.
The incident, which occurred in the northbound lane between Shawnigan Lake Road and Whittaker Road, reportedly involves five vehicles.
#BCHwy1 ( #Malahat ) – CLOSED in both directions due to a vehicle incident between Shawnigan Lake Rd. and Whittaker Rd. Assessment in progress, expect heavy delays and congestion. #VanIsle #YYJ
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 22, 2018
Drive B.C. tweeted the highway was closed in both directions and is now advising drivers of significant delays.
Traffic is heavy this weekend as many travellers are headed south after the close of the B.C. Summer Games in Cowichan.