Traffic is backed up for long distances along Hwy. 97 on both sides of a motor vehicle incident between Summerland and Penticton. Estimated time of reopening is 10 p.m. (Steve Kidd - Black Press Media)

UPDATED: Highway 97 near Penticton reopened after serious crash

Accident closes highway in both directions

Update 9:15 p.m.

Highway 97 between Sage Mesa Drive and Wharf Street, north of Penticton, has reopened to traffic. RCMP and emergency crews had completely cleared the road, but an observer on scene reports seeing a badly damaged motorcycle on the back of a tow truck, waiting to be removed.

Update 9:05 p.m.

According to DriveBC Highway 97 remains closed two kilometres north of Penticton due to a vehicle incident.

The estimated time of opening has been revised to 9:30 p.m.

************************

Update 9:01 p.m.

DriveB.C. has just announced Hwy. 97 is now expected to re-open at 9:30 p.m.

****************

Update 8:01 p.m.

RCMP are at the scene of an accident between Sage Mesa Drive and Wharf Street, three kilometres north of Penticton, on Highway 97.

According to DriveBC, an investigation is in progress and the estimated time of re-opening is 10 p.m.

Next update from DriveBC is expected at 9 p.m.

****************

6:34 p.m.

Highway 97 is closed between Penticton and Summerland because of a vehicle accident.

The accident occurred three kilometres north of Penticton and affects the highway from Sage Mesa Drive and Wharf Street, according to DriveBC.

The estimated time of reopening is not available and a detour route is not available.

More information will be posted as it is known.

6:40 p.m.

RCMP are now at the scene and an investigation is in progress.

The highway is expected to reopen this evening at 10 p.m.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Penticton’s Dream Café hosting the Kliffs unique music blend

The Canadian, Berlin-based duo of Mark Bérubé and Kristina Koropecki, AKAthe Kliffs,… Continue reading

40th Annual Share-a-Smile Telethon this weekend

The OSNS’s annual fundraiser returns to Cherry Lane Nov. 17 from noon until 5 p.m.

Penticton’s OSNS benefits from $10,000 RBC grant

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre will use the money for tech upgrades

Penticton Vees lose a squeaker in Salmon Arm

The Penticton Vees got off to a rousing start but in the end fell 4-3 to Salmon Arm

Penticton woman sends fight to reduce preventable medical errors to Victoria

Teri McGrath and senior’s centre members presented 150-plus signature petition to local MLA

Gym enthusiasts invited to get in gear for kids

Spin4Kids Saturday at GoodLife Fitness

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

B.C. government working with RCMP to address $10 million in budget cuts

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issues statement following report of RCMP cost-cutting

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

Malakwa woman still in the running for winning American baking show

Janet Letendre is the only Canadian competing on the Holiday Baking Championship

BC Liquor Stores to move fully to paper bags by March

Vancouver Island to be the first to convert to paper bags in November

New Okanagan resident building skills and community

The Respect Works Here November Multicultural Community Champion

Business savy volunteers sought in North Okanagan

Community Futures looking for members to join advisory panel, board and loans committee

SilverStar to open Nordic trails Saturday in North Okanagan

25 km of groomed trails are ready to explore by cross-country skiers

Most Read