Back-to-back crashes stall traffic

Two collisions on Highway 97 caused major traffic delays Friday afternoon.

  • Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 2:00pm
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Traffic backed up along Highway 97 at the entrance to Highway 97C, Friday afternoon, after two back-to-back collisions took place.

According to witnesses a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle about 12 p.m., and just half an hour later a incident involving a motorcycle took place in the same location.

The highway was shut down for at least an hour; however there was a detour onto Highway 97C via the Trepanier exit.

The two crashes caused traffic to back up in the southbound lanes from Gorman’s Mill to Peachland after the road reopened.