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UPDATE: RCMP reopen Highway 97 south of Vernon

The view from the Drive B.C. camera of Highway 97 looking northbound at the Vista Road turnoff just south of Vernon, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
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March 01, 2017 - 11:18 AM

UPDATE: 11:14 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017

VERNON - RCMP have reopened Highway 97 southbound from College Way to Bailey Road south of Vernon.

The lanes were closed earlier this morning thanks to the slippery conditions created by the late winter snowfall.

For the latest highway conditions check out the Drive B.C. website.

 

 

 

10:32 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017

VERNON – RCMP have temporarily closed the southbound lanes of Highway 97 near the Okanagan College campus in Vernon.

The snowfall has created “extremely slippery and dangerous conditions” in the southbound lanes of Highway 97 from College Way to Bailey Road, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a media release.

Noseworthy says road conditions throughout the North Okanagan are “slippery and treacherous in places.”

RCMP are reminding drivers it’s still winter and to drive according to weather conditions.


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