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UPDATE: Two crashes snarl traffic on TransCanada near Salmon Arm

One of the vehicles involved in a crash on the TransCanada in Tappen west of Salmon Arm on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/James Taverner (with permission)
August 30, 2014 - 4:37 PM

SALMON ARM – Two seperate crashes created a long weekend traffic jam on the TransCanada west of Salmon Arm Saturday afternoon.

The first crash happened on Highway One in Tappen at just west of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.

One person was transported by air ambulance to Kelowna General Hosptital in critical condition, while two others were taken by ambulance to Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, according to Global Okanagan. They are in stable condition.

While emergency crews were attending the first crash, a motorcycle rear-ended a car a few kilometres north on the highway. Two people were taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in stable condition.

The highway has fully re-opened to traffic.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 3:07 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 with new information from Drive B.C. about the highway's status.

— This story was updated at 4:32 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 with information from B.C. Ambulance.

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