Freeway 97 closed south of West Kelowna after studies of automobile crashing into lake – Summerland Evaluation
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Highway 97 closed south of West Kelowna after reports of car crashing into lake
Highway closed in both directions; no detour available
Highway 97 is closed in both directions between West Kelowna and Peachland due to a vehicle incident.
According to a witness on scene, a vehicle may have gone over an embankment into the lake.
UPDATE – #BCHwy97 – Closed in both directions due to a vehicle incident between Buchanan Rd. and Seclusion Bay Rd., north of #PeachlandBC. Detour not available. Estimated time of opening not available. Details: https://t.co/z74EQlrnpE pic.twitter.com/ngTejCMBeO
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) October 16, 2021
The highway is currently closed in both directions between Buchanan Road and Seclusion Bay Road. No detour is available and traffic in the area is at a standstill.
Emergency crews are on scene.
Black Press Media has reached out to the Kelowna RCMP and BC Highway Patrol for further information.
More to come.
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