UPDATE: 4:38 p.m.
Highway 97 is now open however drivers should expect heavy northbound congestion.
Emergency crews are on scene of a crash involving horse trailer on Highway 97 in Lake Country.
The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Gatzke Road.
According to a witness it appears a truck hauling a horse trailer went over a barrier and collided with oncoming traffic.
Vehicle incident Hwy 97 and Gatzke. Southbound lane closure with detour available throught Palmewash Parkway. Estimated time of opening 4 pm @TranBC_OKS @DriveBC @DriveBC_TOK pic.twitter.com/ge80SiPlD2
— AIMRoads (@AimRoads) November 5, 2019
Another witnesses claimed the driver of the vehcile may have had a cardiac arrest before the crash.
The southbound lane of Highway 97 is closed and a detour is available via Pelmewash Parkway.
DriveBC estimates the time of the road reopening to be 4 p.m.
It’s unclear how many other vehicles were involved or the extend of the injuries at this time.