UPDATE as of 5:10 p.m. – The highway is now open in both directions.
UPDATE as of 3:50 p.m. – The highway is open to single lane alternating traffic.
UPDATE as of 3 p.m. – Drivebc.ca now says the Highway is closed again in both directions. Estimated time of re-opening Sat Oct 5 at 5:00 PM MST.
Community Interviews with Moose FM
UPDATE as of 2:15 p.m. – We have been told the highway is single-lane alternating traffic.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed south of Taylor.
The collision happened just after 12 p.m. on Saturday and the highway will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.
According to Drivebc.ca, there is no estimate on when the highway will open and there is no detour around the area.
CLOSED – #BCHwy97 – Vehicle incident south of Taylor Hill at the Taylor Hill Chain up area has the highway closed in both directions. Emergency crews are on scene. Assessment in progress. No estimated time of opening. Next update 2:00 PM. #TaylorBC #FortStJohn #DawsonCreek
— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) October 5, 2019Advertisement
STARS Air Ambulance has been called to the scene to help with those involved in the collision.
STAR 5 (Grande Prairie) has been dispatched for a Scene Call Emergency in the Fort St. John, BC area.
— STARS Ambulance (@STARSambulance) October 5, 2019
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