Crash on Highway 97, April 14, 2019. (IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK)

Highway 97: Near Summerland now open to single lane alternating

A collision between a semi truck and a car caused the highway to close this evening

Update

Highway 97 is now open to single lane alternating traffic.

Drive BC warns drivers to long delays.

Update:

Highway 97 is currently closed in both directions seven kilometres north of Summerland.

Drive BC estimates that the highway will re-open by 12:30 a.m.

Original

Highway 97, near Summerland, is blocked off as emergency crews work to help those involved in what appears to be a serious crash.

The crash that involved a semi truck and a car was called in around 5 p.m. and traffic hasn’t moved since. Around 10 emergency services vehicles were on site and a medevac transported patients away from the scene.

More to come.

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