UPDATE: 12:46 a.m.
Highway 97 between Peachland and Summerland is closed once again due to dynamic wildfire activity.
There is no detour available, drivers need to consider an alternate route.
DriveBC does not have an estimated time of reopening.
UPDATE: 8:19 p.m.
Highway 97 is now open between Peachland and Summerland to single-lane alternating traffic.
A pilot vehicle is escorting drivers through the area.
Motorists should expect delays.
— DriveBC TOK (@DriveBC_TOK) July 20, 2018
UPDATE: 6:00 p.m.
Highway 97 is closed again between Peachland and Summerland due to wildfires burning in the region.
There is no estimated time of reopening.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 20, 2018
Highway 97 between Peachland and Summerland is open to one lane of traffic in both directions.
A reduced speed of 60 km/hr is in effect.
UPDATE – #BCHwy97 Open to 1 lane of traffic in both directions between #Peachland and #Summerland expect delays and watch for crews working. Reduced speed of 60km/h in effect. Full details: https://t.co/OAYFocaPeh
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 19, 2018
According to DriveBC, motorists should expect travel delays as firefighters and crews are working in the area.
Motorists are being warned of significant delays and to watch for fire crews in the area.
An alternate route via Highway 97C, Highway 5A and Highway 3 is in place for motorists travelling from Kelowna to the South Okanagan.
On Wednesday afternoon, the highway was closed as the result of a wildfire in the area.
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