UPDATE: A portion of Highway 19 towards Port McNeill was closed, but DriveBC has said that the road is now open again.

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – Downed hydro lines have closed down Highway 19 to Port McNeill.

According to DriveBC, the road is closed in both directions from Spring Hill Rd to Reload Railway S Overpass.

Drivers are being asked to stay away from the area for safety.

Crews will be working at the scene as soon as possible.

We will provide updates as more information becomes available.