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Trans Canada Highway closed east of Benton NL after serious accident

Stock photo of RCMP vehicle.
Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. - Larry Wong

UPDATE RCMP advised at 6:52 p.m. the Trans Canada Highway at Benton, NL, is now open for traffic in both East and West directions.

Gander RCMP advises TCH east of Benton is impassable due to serious motor vehicle collision.

According to the RCMP NL Facebook page, police are alerting motorists travelling on the Trans Canada Highway east of Benton, due to a serious motor vehicle collision, the highway will be closed in both directions of traffic.

Motorists can detour at Route 320. This will require westbound travellers to exit the TCH at Gambo and eastbound travellers to exit the TCH at Gander. This option adds about three hours to travel time.

An analyst with RCMP Traffic Services will attend the collision to conduct an investigation and the road will remain impassable for an undetermined amount of time.

Updates will be provided once the scene has been cleared.

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