COURTENAY, B.C- A jackknifed truck is blocking southbound highway traffic near Courtenay.

The truck is believed to have slid due to the snowy conditions throughout the area, and the entirety of the southbound lane is closed. Northbound traffic is still moving, though it is slow due to a concrete barrier being pushed onto the route.

The blockage is just south of the Puntledge River crossing.

RCMP are on-scene, and work is ongoing to re-open the road. A time of re-opening is not available.

Traffic is being re-directed at Piercy Road.