RCMP is at the scene of a two car collision south of Nanaimo.
It happened around quarter to one at the intersection of Cedar Road and Highway 1.
Several individuals in the vehicles have been injured and the incident has forced the closure of all south bound traffic along Highway 1 and the left hand turning lane from the Island Highway onto Highway 1.
Southbound traffic at the Fifth Street intersection on the Island Highway is being re-directed east bound onto Fifth Street as well.