Two separate vehicle incidents took place on Highway 97 west of Falkland around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. (DriveBC photo)

Two separate vehicle incidents took place on Highway 97 west of Falkland around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. (DriveBC photo)

UPDATE: No injuries in rollover on Highway 97 west of Falkland

DriveBC reported both incidents around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8

Update: 11 a.m. Dec. 9

A pickup truck heading north left the roadway in the 6300 block of Highway 97, west of Falkland, and overturned around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. There were no injuries as a result of the single-vehicle collision, according to Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski.

Then, shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, a BC Highway Patrol Falkland officer responded to a two-vehicle collision in the 3700 block of Highway 97 in Monte Lake. An investigation determined a Hyundai passenger vehicle was travelling south on the highway when it struck a utility trailer being towed by a northbound pickup truck.

The driver of the Hyundai was treated for minor injuries by the BC Ambulance Service and released at the scene, Terleski said.

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Update: 5:22 p.m.

The highway between Pinaus Lake Road and Westwold Station Road has been cleared, DriveBC reported at 5:15 p.m. Drivers are advised to expect delays.

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Original:

DriveBC is reporting two separate vehicle incidents on Highway 97 west of Falkland Wednesday afternoon.

The first incident is located between Pinaus Lake Road and Westwold Station Road, 14 to 15 kilometres west of Falkland. Emergency vehicles are on scene and an assessment is in progress. Traffic is affected in both directions and drivers are advised to watch for traffic control. DriveBC first reported the incident at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 8.

The second incident took place at 4:48 p.m. between Paxton Valley Road and Monte Lake Road, 18 km east of Monte Creek. An assessment is in progress. DriveBC’s next update will come at 5:45 p.m.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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