Rockslide slowing down traffic on Highway 97 in Peachland - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Light Snow

Rockslide slowing down traffic on Highway 97 in Peachland

A rockslide on Highway 97 is slowing traffic through Peachland, Friday, March 2, 2018.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Jim Douglas (with permission)
March 02, 2018 - 4:55 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A rockslide is affecting traffic on Highway 97 in Peachland this afternoon.

Police are currently conducting traffic control south of Antler’s Beach, where the rockslide occurred around 3 p.m. today, March 2, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

Motorists initially reported that debris as large as garbage cans covered the southbound lane of the highway, while smaller debris covered much of the northbound lane, O’Donaghey says.

"Traffic continues to flow slowly in both directions at this time, under the direction of RCMP at the scene, with one lane alternating traffic," O’Donaghey says. "Police have not received any reports of any injuries at this time."

Check Drive B.C. for the latest road updates. 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston or call 250-309-5230 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2018
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
  • Police search for missing Kelowna woman
    KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 27-year-old woman. RCMP say Joenna Saunders was last heard from on Nov. 27. She was reported missing on Dec.
  • Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971
    ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A man in Edmonton who made international headlines for holding onto a wrapped Christmas gift from a high-school girlfriend who dumped him nearly 50 years ago finally learned wh
  • Water quality advisory in effect in North Okanagan
    NORTH OKANAGAN - The district has issued a water quality advisory for the North Okanagan. The Regional District of North Okanagan Silver Star Water Utility in conjunction with Interior Healt
  • Kamloops Fire Rescue respond to McDonalds deep fryer fire
    KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops McDonalds was temporarily closed last night due to a small deep fryer fire. Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds location in Sahali at about 11:30 p.m. last ni
  • Vernon fast food restaurant held up by man with syringe
    VERNON - RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a robbery at a Vernon restaurant earlier this week. A man threatened staff with an allegedly contaminated needle on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Wr
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile