UPDATE: Winter conditions briefly close Okanagan Connector - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Cloudy
3.0°C

UPDATE: Winter conditions briefly close Okanagan Connector

FILE PHOTO
April 03, 2017 - 11:42 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – Winter conditions forced the brief closure of Highway 97C in both directions yesterday.

The highway was closed from Pennask Summit to Brenda Mine Road Exit. Drive B.C. announced the closure yesterday, April 2 at 5:33 p.m and reopened it less than an hour later.

 

 

Highway 97C wasn't the only mountain pass hit with winter conditions yesterday afternoon. Road conditions may have contributed to a fatal crash on Highway 5 near Merritt.

- This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. on April 3, 2017 with new information from Drive B.C. 


To contact a reporter for this story, email Kim Anderson 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, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Parents arrested after 13 children found chained in house
    PERRIS, Calif. - A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished offi
  • EDITORIAL CARTOON
  • California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber
    PERRIS, Calif. - From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. The couple who owned it had purchased the house new in 2014 and soon arrived in this Los Angeles sub
  • Freezing rain warning issued for B.C. Southern Interior
    Environment Canada is warning drivers and residents about freezing rain.  You're going to want to be careful, especially if you are heading over any mountain passes today. The weath
  • Weekend jail term for fraud
    PENTICTON - A Penticton woman who used her position of trust as a bookkeeper to fraudulently obtain more than $60,000 from her employer was sentenced to an intermittent jail term today. Judg
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile