Highway 97C reopens to eastbound traffic after multi-car collision
Collision occurred between Merritt and Peachland near 2 p.m. PT
B.C.'s Highway 97C reopened just before 4:30 p.m. PT this afternoon after a collision between Merritt and Peachland forced the closure of its eastbound lanes Sunday afternoon.
The collision happened near the Pennask Summit sometime near 2 p.m. PT after forced the road to close for at least two hours.
Images from social media appear to show at least six vehicles were involved in the collision.
UPDATE <a href="https://t.co/Vk1k426g4q">pic.twitter.com/Vk1k426g4q</a>—@Kamscan
An ambulance responded to the scene. It's not yet clear how many were injured in the incident.
UPDATE - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCHwy97C?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BCHwy97C</a> Eastbound is now ***OPEN*** 4km West of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PennaskSummit?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PennaskSummit</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Merritt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Merritt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kelowna?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kelowna</a>—@DriveBC_TOK