Update 2:45 p.m.
Kelowna and Lake Country RCMP have re-opened Highway 97 to traffic in both directions after a semi-truck jackknifed earlier today.
The truck had blocked Highway 97 northbound just past the airport near the Ellison Lake pull-out leading to the closure of the highway in both directions just before 11:00 a.m. Traffic will still be slow heading through the affected area and motorists are asked to continue to be patient.
It’s not known if anyone was injured in the crash.
RCMP is reminding drivers to slow down on the roads as slippery sections have been reported up and down the valley.
If you are traveling today give yourself some extra time to get to your destination and leave space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
Update 1:40 p.m.
Emergency crews are still on the scene of a crash that closed Highway 97 through Lake Country Friday (Dec. 30) morning.
As a result, Glenmore Drive is extremely busy with traffic. It’s unknown if anyone was hurt in the crash. There is no estimated time for Highway 97 to reopen.
Highway 97 through Lake Country has been closed due to a crash involving a transport truck.
The collision has completely blocked the highway northbound just past the airport near the Ellison Lake pull-out.
Highway 97 is closed at Old Vernon Road in both directions, and drivers are being turned around as emergency crews are on scene. Traffic is being re-routed and police are asking drivers to avoid the area.