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HomeNewsUPDATE: Hwy97 re-opens near Chetwynd after several hours of closure

UPDATE: Hwy97 re-opens near Chetwynd after several hours of closure

UPDATE:

Drive BC says Highway 97 has re-opened in both directions North of Chetwynd after a morning collision shut down the road for several hours.

Roads reopened around 4:30PM Pacific time.

It is still unclear at this time what caused the collision, the long assessment of the incident, or if anyone was injured.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Northern drivers and commuters heading towards Prince George, Highway 16, and the Central Interior are being forced to take a major detour today.

According to Drive BC, Highway 97 is closed in both directions nearly 20 kilometres north of Chetwynd due to a collision.

The service says the incident took place after 10AM and crews are working to clear the roads quickly.

However, an ‘assessment’ is taking place and the estimated time of re-opening is scheduled between 4PM and 6PM Pacific this evening.

As a result, if drivers need to get to the Northern capital and beyond, they’re being advised to detour through Fort St. John and head south on Highway 29 back to Chetwynd.

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