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UPDATE: Highway 3 now open near Keremeos after major police incident

Heavy police presence on the Highway between Hedley and Keremeos
Police have closed Highway 3 near Keremeos since early Tuesday morning. No estimate when it will re-open. (Tracey Henderson Facebook)

Update: 12:30 p.m.

Highway 3 is now open in both directions following a police incident that started early this morning near Keremeos.

There is still no word from RCMP on what is being investigated, despite repeated attempts to get in touch with police.

Social media reports are saying people have been shot but that has not been confirmed by police.


Highway 3 between Hedley and Keremeos is closed in both directions for a police incident Tuesday morning.

There is heavy police presence near the Sunkatcher’s RV park, off Highway 3. People on social media who live in the area say there may have been a shooting.

The Penticton Western News has reached out to the RCMP for more information.

According to DriveBC, there are no estimated time of re-opening the highway.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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