RCMP are asking drivers to be patient if they're driving between Kelowna and Lake Country via Highway 97.

Traffic was closed in both directions for several hours after a semi jackknifed. 

"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.," according to a media release from the Kelowna RCMP. 

"Traffic will still be slow heading through the affected area and motorists are asked to continue to be patient."

The jack-knifed semi completely blocked Highway 97 northbound near the Ellison Lake pull-out.

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