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UPDATE: Highway 97 fully reopens following truck rollover south of Trans-Canada

October 29, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Highway 97 south of the Trans-Canada Highway has reopened after a commercial truck hauling diesel fuel rolled blocking the route for several hours.

On Oct. 29, 2020 at 12:15 p.m., Chase RCMP responded to a vehicle accident on Highway 97 near Duck Range Road in Monte Creek, approximately one kilometre south of the brake check, according to an RCMP media release.

A flat bed trailer hauling a fuel tank had separated from its tow vehicle in a corner and overturned, which resulted in the trailer and tank fully blocking the southbound lanes of the highway, RCMP said. The commercial truck was hauling diesel fuel, some of which leaked onto the highway.

The driver was uninjured in the crash.

The area was reduced to single-lane alternating traffic as first responders took steps to contain and prevent a larger spill and remove debris, police said. The highway has since reopened.

Anyone who witnessed this motor vehicle incident and has not yet spoken to police, or has any dash camera footage, is asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221.

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

— This story was updated at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 to say the highway had single-lane alternating traffic.

— This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 with more information from RCMP.

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