One person was transported to hospital following an accident on the Patricia Bay Highway near Sidney late Friday afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Drive BC posted that the Highway was closed to Northbound traffic due to a vehicle incident at Exit 28 for Beacon Ave.

Traffic was being detoured as of 5 p.m. along McTavish Rd.

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department also tweeted just before 4:30 p.m. that traffic along Beacon Ave. was closed both Westbound and Eastbound east of Highway 17.

In a phone call with Victoria Buzz Sidney Fire Chief Nicholson said that two vehicles were involved in the crash and one person was transported to hospital with unspecified injuries.

Nicholson added that RCMP officers were working to investigate and clear the scene but could not give an estimate on how long the road would be closed.