Crack Stalls Work to Re-Open Highway 97

Highway 97 will remain closed today between Peachland and Summerland.

The Ministry of Transport had been optimistic traffic would re-open this afternoon, after a rockslide closed the route last week.

However, crews working to clear debris from the scene have uncovered a large crack in the hillside.

The unexpected complication means the stretch between Peachland and Summerland will remain closed until further notice. 

Lighter vehicles can use forest service road 201 to bypass the closure.