The southbound lanes of the Island Highway just north of the Northfield Rd. intersection will be reopening around noon after a fiery crash.
Nanaimo RCMP Constable Gary O’Brien says a 22-year-old man lost control of his vehicle around 11:00am and went off the road on the right hand side, just across from Windsor Avenue.
O’Brien says the driver was not injured. The car is a write-off and the driver will be charged for driving while prohibited.
O’Brien says the southbound lanes will be reopening shortly but traffic may be slow because there are some live wires down that crews will have to take care of.