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Semi-truck takes out light post and blocks Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The truck slid off the road and took out a light post, according to a witness
A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)

A truck has gone off the road at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive at the intersection with Highway 97.

RCMP and the Penticton Fire Department are on the scene, and an AIM Roads snow plow is also caught behind the truck.

There are reportedly no injuries involved, but the truck did take out a light-post when it went off the road.

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Some vehicles were reportedly driving around the back of the trailer in order to get down from West Bench and onto the highway.

It is not known when the road will be cleared of the truck, as heavy snow blankets the region and causes further driving difficulties.

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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