UPDATE THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1:50 p.m.:
Highway 97 west of Vernon between Westside Road and Irish Creek Road has been re-opened after the vehicle incident was cleared up.
The Alertable phone app and DriveBC are indicating Highway 97 west of Vernon is closed in both directions due to a vehicle incident.
The highway is closed between St. Anne’s Road and Irish Creek Road to all traffic except emergency vehicles, according to Alertable, while DriveBC says it’s closed at Westside Road.
Social media photos show two transport trucks to be involved.
Traffic is being detoured via St. Anne’s Road and Grandview Flats Road.
⛔ CLOSED - #BCHwy97 Vehicle incident at Westside Rd, west of #VernonBC, has the road closed in both directions. Crews are on scene. Expect delays.— DriveBC (@DriveBC) May 18, 2023
ℹ️ For info and updates:https://t.co/4JZaFA0BSP pic.twitter.com/8bu3sUKEd8
The next update is slated for 1 p.m.