(Photos Brittney Seymour)

UPDATE: The Malahat has reopened to traffic in both directions following two-vehicle crash. DriveBC warned motorist travelling the area to expect delays due to congestion.

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The Malahat (HWY 1) is closed in both directions Friday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash on the Trans Canada Highway.

The vehicle incident, between a Rona truck and a Ford F-150,  occurred just after 1 p.m. between Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay Roads.

According to DriveBC, northbound traffic is being detoured down Shawinigan Lake Road.

Photos from the scene show at least two vehicles are involved in the incident. Witnesses nearby the crash say both drivers are okay, one however is suffering from chest pains.

Emergency crews are on scene.

There is no estimated time on when the highway will reopen.

More to come.

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