UPDATE as of 6 a.m. Monday – The collision is now clear.
UPDATE as of 9:15 p.m. – Drivebc.ca says the highway will remain closed until early Monday morning. The current estimate puts the time of opening between 3:00 am and 5:00 am MST.
CHETWYND, B.C. – Highway 97 between Chetwynd and Dawson Creek is closed in both directions.
According to Drivebc.ca, the highway is closed 10km past the junction with Highway 29 in Chetwynd. The road is closed due to a collision and there is no estimate on when the highway will be reopened.
The only detour at this time is using Highway 29 north to Hudson’s Hope.
If you’re in the area, let us know what you see. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on our Facebook page.
#BCHwy97 Closed 10 km north of #Chetwynd due to a motor vehicle incident. Assessment in progress. Estimated time of opening to be determined. Next update: 9:30 PM MST. Alternate route is #BCHwy29. pic.twitter.com/QqyfdCByHv
— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) December 11, 2017