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Logging truck rollover reduces Highway 97A near Sicamous to single lane

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June 18, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Highway 97A is down to one lane after a car accident between Sicamous and Enderby.

DriveBC says drivers can expect delays due to single-lane alternating traffic at the crash site along Mara Lake about three kilometres south of Sicamous.

B.C. Emergency Health Services, which speaks on behalf of the B.C. Ambulance Service, said in an emailed statement that a truck rolled over into a power pole and while paramedics were dispatched, no one was injured or needed to be transported.

Sicamous RCMP confirm it was a logging truck that rolled, which caused its load to spill onto the highway and into the ditch, taking out the hydro pole and lines. Crews are on scene to remove the debris and B.C. Hydro is working on fixing the power lines.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

For the latest on the highway closure go to the DriveBC website here.

Image Credit: DriveBC

— This story was updated at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020 to add information from B.C. Emergency Health Services and again at 12:24 p.m. to add information from Sicamous RCMP.


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