RCMP warning motorists after Highway 97 crash

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RCMP are warning motorists that changing weather conditions can lead to deteriorating road conditions in a short time. The reminder comes in the wake of yesterday's serious accident on highway 97 near Quesnel. A head on crash sent two Prince George residents to hospital.
One has been flown to Vancouver with serious spinal and head injuries. Highway 97 was closed for several hours as a result.

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