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Load of lumber goes timber on Highway 97 in Kelowna

The crash happened around 6:45 a.m.

UPDATE: 2:54 p.m.

Sexsmith and Old Vernon roads have reopened to north and southbound traffic.

UPDATE 8:10 a.m.

Sexsmith and Old Vernon roads at Reid’s corner are closed north and southbound at Highway 97.

Traffic heading south on Sexsmith Road is being directed onto Adams Road.

The truck took out a traffic light when it crashed and lost its load of wood.

It’s unknown at this time when the roads will reopen and crews are installing a temporary traffic signal.

A temporary traffic pattern is being put in place.


Traffic is being impacted at the intersection of Highway 97 and Sexsmith and Old Vernon road following a crash involving a semi-truck Wednesday (Aug. 23) morning.

Stacks of wood fell off the truck and into the turning lane from Sexsmith Road onto Highway 97.

It’s unknown if anyone was injured.

More to come.

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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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