CHILLIWACK (NEWS1130) ai??i?? Highway 1 is closed westbound at the Vedder Canal Bridge and closed eastbound at No. 1 Road after a serious crash.

ai???The collision involved about 13 vehicles, including a Greyhound bus. At this point, we know that there are numerous people who have significant injuries. We donai??i??t have any reports of fatalities,ai??? says RCMP Inspector Tim Shields.

What caused the crash isnai??i??t clear; Shields believes one collision on the bridge deck led to a chain reaction.

ai???We are warning commuters to avoid the area of Highway 1 in Chilliwack and take an alternative route,ai??? adds Shields.

Eastbound traffic is expected to re-open this morning, but westbound traffic is expected to remain blocked until this afternoon.