BC Hydro shows the area of Spallumcheen without power Sunday morning, Jan. 31, the result of a motor-vehicle incident Saturday evening that has also closed Highway 97 in both directions. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro shows the area of Spallumcheen without power Sunday morning, Jan. 31, the result of a motor-vehicle incident Saturday evening that has also closed Highway 97 in both directions. (BC Hydro photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 open to single-lane alternating traffic in Spallumcheen

Motor-vehicle incident Saturday night resulted in downed power lines across highway

UPDATE: SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 3:50 p.m. : DriveBC now reporting the highway is open to single-lane, alternating traffic.

UPDATE: SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 3:25 P.M.: The highway remains closed but power has been restored to those residents affected.

ORIGINAL STORY

Highway 97 north of Vernon remains closed in both directions Sunday morning, Jan. 31, following downed power lines across the highway that occured Saturday evening, the result of a motor-vehicle incident.

AIM Roads tweeted Sunday morning, just after 8:30, that the road is expected to reopen at around 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, about 1,000 Spallumcheen residents remain without power as a result of the incident. A Hydro crew is expected to arrive on-scene at about 10 a.m.

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