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UPDATE: Highway still closed north of Enderby

Vehicle incident amid snowstorm sees 97A closed for more than 12 hours
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

UPDATE Nov. 23:

More than 12 hours later and Highway 97A still remains closed.

A vehicle incident Tuesday evening resulted in the closure around 7:30 p.m. between Grindrod and Enderby.

DriveBC reports show the highway is still closed as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“A van travelling southbound on Highway 97A lost control and collided with a hydro pole causing one of the lines to break free and fall onto the road,” said Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski.

No injuries were reported as a result of the collision.



Highway 97A is closed between Grindrod and Enderby.

DriveBC reports show a vehicle incident at Springbend Road, six kilometres north of Enderby around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The road is closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.

A detour is in effect.

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