Work on fixing a sinkhole that appeared on Highway 97 at the bottom of Hospital Hill in Vernon is expected to be finished by 2 p.m. Friday. (lisa mazurek/morning star)

Repair work to be complete Friday after lunch

Highway 97 at bottom of Hospital Hill in Vernon under repair after Tuesday sinkhole appeared

Ministry of Transportation officials expect Highway 97 at the bottom of Hospital Hill in Vernon to be fully operational by 2 p.m. Friday.

Crews have been working on the highway to repair a sinkhole that appeared late Tuesday afternoon.

“We’re just in some of the final clean-up stages,” said Okanagan-Shuswap MoT district manager Jack Bennetto shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.

The highway was closed for several hours after the hole appeared, and reopened overnight Wednesday. It has been operating with traffic control ever since, but the full four lanes have not been open since Tuesday.

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