UPDATE #4: The Highway is now clear.
UPDATE #3: Highway 97 is now open to single lane alternating traffic.
UPDATE #2: Highway 97 remains closed after a fatal collision Monday afternoon. Officials now estimate the highway will be closed until at least 11:30 p.m. mountain time. The next update will be posted at www.drivebc.ca at 11:30 p.m. mountain.
UPDATE: According to Drivebc.ca, the highway will remain closed until at least 10 p.m. mountain time. The next update on the status of the highway is expected by 9:30 p.m.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed near Chetwynd due to a fatal crash.
Chetwynd RCMP are on the scene of a 2 vehicle collision that has taken a life and has left three others seriously injured.
The crash happened at 12:16 p.m. this afternoon on Highway 97, 200 metres south of Mt. Lemory.
The crash has resulted in the highway being closed in both directions. A collision analyst has been called to the scene.
According to North District Traffic Services, it is early in the investigation but police believe that speed relative to the road conditions may be a factor in the crash.