A collision on Highway 1 reduced eastbound traffic to one lane, just after another major accident shut down westbound traffic completely earlier in the morning.

According to DriveBC’s website, a collision on the highway at Brunette Avenue reduced traffic to one eastbound lane.

The collision came only hours after Highway 1 westbound traffic was completely shut down due to a major accident along the stretch of road between Gaglardi Way and Kensington Avenue. Drivers were detoured around the highway via Gaglardi.

That stretch of highway reopened at around 11 a.m.

According to RCMP, five vehicles including a jack-knifed semi-trailer truck were involved in that accident, which happened just after 7 a.m.

Traffic was detoured via Gaglardi Way as crews worked to clear the scene, just east of Kensington Avenue, police said.

Police said three drivers suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries as a result.

The crash happened at the peak of morning rush hour traffic, causing major delays for drivers travelling westbound.

It is uncertain how many vehicles were involved in the collision at Brunette Avenue, and what injuries were suffered.