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Washout causes exposed gas main on Highway 97 in Penticton

Fortis said the exposed line was due to a previous washout on the highway in Kaleden

Fortis BC is responding to an exposed gas main at 346 Highway 97 in Kaleden.

The gas main was exposed due to a previous washout on the highway. Fortis will be working on the side of the highway to backfill the area.

Watch for crews working on Tuesday. There is no further information about the washout or when it happened. Work on the exposed gas main shouldn’t impact traffic flow.

READ MORE: Safety improvements to dangerous Highway 97 and 3A intersection near Penticton delayed

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Monique Tamminga

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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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