12/27/2014 19:28 EST | Updated 02/26/2015 05:59 EST

Highway 1 near Revelstoke closed in both directions

With heavy snow falling in much of the B.C. Interior, a serious motor vehicle accident has closed a 50 km stretch of Highway 1 in both directions between Craigellachie and Revelstoke, B.C.

The highway has been closed to traffic most of the afternoon and according to DriveBC won't reopen until sometime between 8:30 p.m. PT and 12:30 a.m. PT.

An RCMP collision analyst has been called to the scene.

With no suggested detour, DriveBC says traffic is being held at Sicamous, B.C.

Map of closed section of Highway 1 east of Revelstoke, B.C.