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Breaking: Highway 97 closed again in both directions at Summerland slide

All highway traffic being detoured through town of Summerland

Highway 97 is closed in both directions where the slide took place in Summerland.

Vehicles are being detoured through the town of Summerland as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.

There is no current estimated time of reopening the Highway. DriveBC has posted that there will be an update at 5:30 p.m. It’s believed the closure is for further cleanup of the debris.

Traffic along local roads is jammed. Give yourself extra time if you are leaving Penticton and heading north.

The slide as it was happening was caught on camera.

Watch here.

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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