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Driving Highway 97 between Vernon and Lake Country Jan. 8 was not recommended due to the conditions. (Kane Blake photo)

Numerous Highway 97 crashes between Vernon, Lake Country prompt safety calls

The highway was closed Friday, weekend saw even more vehicles go off road

 

Crash headed into Peachland on Highway 97. (Dave Ogilvie)

Snowplow hits vehicle on Highway 97 heading into Peachland

Traffic is slow going southbound on Highway 97

 

An icicle formed on a highway camera at Highway 97 in Kaleden, near Penticton at 8 a.m. Jan. 6, 2022. (DriveBC)

Crashes increase 138% in January in Southern Interior

On average, there are close to 130 crashes in the region this winter month

 

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Icy roads near Victoria claim life of 18-year-old junior hockey player

VIJHL junior B team planning special ceremony Friday to honour Grant Gilbertson, who was 18

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
On Dec. 26, 2021, Tracy Smith’s 1995 Mustang hit ice on Schubert Drive in Kamloops, careening between two trees and over the embankment sideways, avoiding a rollover and ending up nose-first in the river, its rear wheels on an iced-over portion of the waterway. (Tracy Smith photo)

Passerby rescues driver in Kamloops after vehicle lands in icy river

Car spins over embankment into frigid North Thompson River

  • Dec 28, 2021
On Dec. 26, 2021, Tracy Smith’s 1995 Mustang hit ice on Schubert Drive in Kamloops, careening between two trees and over the embankment sideways, avoiding a rollover and ending up nose-first in the river, its rear wheels on an iced-over portion of the waterway. (Tracy Smith photo)
Mill Bay Towing loads up a damaged car following serious accident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Hutchinson Road Thursday morning. (Courtesy of Michelle Shah)
Mill Bay Towing loads up a damaged car following serious accident on the Trans-Canada Highway at Hutchinson Road Thursday morning. (Courtesy of Michelle Shah)
Black Press Media file photo

RCMP investigate 3-vehicle crash in Enderby

2 taken to hospital with serious injuries from crash that closed Highway 97A

Black Press Media file photo
Black Press Media file photo

Crash stalls Highway 97A traffic near Armstrong

Two pickup trucks involved in Thursday evening collision

Black Press Media file photo
A ruined pickup truck lies upside down after leaving Highway 3, west of Rock Creek Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted

Motorist ‘lucky to escape serious injury,’ says Midway fire chief

Highway 3 traffic was briefly held up west of Rock Creek after Friday’s collision

A ruined pickup truck lies upside down after leaving Highway 3, west of Rock Creek Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted
Drive safe out there!

UPDATE: Crash creates Highway 97 delays south of Vernon

Single-vehicle incident near Clerke Road due to slick road conditions

Drive safe out there!
Highway between Elliot and Glenrosa Road backed up. (Carol Ryan)

Snow causes havoc on Highway 97 in West Kelowna

Semis and trucks involved in crashes on Highway 97 in West Kelowna

Highway between Elliot and Glenrosa Road backed up. (Carol Ryan)
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

VIDEO: Man with driving ban faces charges in spectacular Peachland crash

Driver fled on foot after crashing stolen SUV into a rock face on Highway 97

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
Ranjanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died in a fiery truck collision about 6 km west of Princeton on Highway 3. (Screenshot of GoFundMe page)

GoFundMe set up for victim of fiery truck collision on Highway 3

Rajanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died

Ranjanbir Singh Gill was one of three people who died in a fiery truck collision about 6 km west of Princeton on Highway 3. (Screenshot of GoFundMe page)
Hwy 3 at Frontage Rd on the west side of Princeton, looking south.

Another fatal crash on Highway 3 near Princeton

The highway is now open following the crash

Hwy 3 at Frontage Rd on the west side of Princeton, looking south.
Area affected by outage. (FortisBC)

UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after single vehicle crash caused power outage

More than 3,000 FortisBC customers were in the dark

Area affected by outage. (FortisBC)
Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)

Peachland crash that closed Highway 97 caught on video

Driver overtakes vehicles across double solid line before crashing head-on into the rock face

Brendan Miller’s dashcam caught an SUV driving over the centre lane, overtaking vehicles before losing control and slamming into the rocks on Highway 97 just outside of Peachland on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Brendan Miller video)
Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)

Rollover traps two north of Vernon

Emergency crews on scene of single-vehicle incident at Highway 97 junction

Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)
A bus and truck crash near McBride, B.C., killed one person and injured 12 others. (Google Maps)

1 dead, 12 injured in fiery crash between bus and truck near McBride, B.C.

The RCMP say one person is dead and 12 others injured after…

A bus and truck crash near McBride, B.C., killed one person and injured 12 others. (Google Maps)
A car went off Highway 97 in Oyama, rolling several times down an embankment before landing on its roof on Pelmewash Parkway. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)

Car rolls off Highway 97, lands on parkway in Oyama

Driver was able to crawl out of the vehicle and was taken to Kelowna hospital

A car went off Highway 97 in Oyama, rolling several times down an embankment before landing on its roof on Pelmewash Parkway. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)
A truck of pallets spilled onto Highway 97 Thursday morning south of Vernon. (David Pimson photo)

UPDATE: Pallets spilled on Highway 97 cleared near Vernon

Traffic now flowing through scene following southbound lane closure

A truck of pallets spilled onto Highway 97 Thursday morning south of Vernon. (David Pimson photo)