A vehicle fire reported between Messiter Summit Rest Area and Messiter Southbound Chainup near Avola, B.C. on Dec. 13 has caused traffic delays. DriveBC photo

A vehicle fire reported between Messiter Summit Rest Area and Messiter Southbound Chainup near Avola, B.C. on Dec. 13 has caused traffic delays. DriveBC photo

UPDATED: Vehicle recovery begins for tractor-trailer incident on Highway 5 near Avola

Single lane alternating traffic in effect

Vehicle recovery has begun for a tractor-trailer that caught fire in the early hours of Dec. 13.

According to DriveBC, single lane alternating traffic is in effect and intermittent closures during the recovery process are expected.

Motorists are asked to watch for traffic control and expect delays due to congestion.

The incident was reported between Messiter Summit Rest Area and Messiter Southbound chain up near Avola, B.C. and happened at about 2:30 a.m., said RCMP. No one was injured.

More to come.