Wednesday morning update on Highway 97 closure

Highway 97 remains closed in both direxctions between Penticton and Kelowna...as a result of those rock slides which took place Thursday and Saturday just north of Summerland...

More rock was blasted Tuesday .... crews are hopeful Highway 97 will reopen – but it will depend on another blast this morning...

The Ministry of Transportation says crews removed more than 500 cubic metres of material from the site Tuesday.... 

If things go as planned..... Highway 97 will be open by noon today...


Drivers are being reminded that only approved detours should be taken and not any other routes. 

The best way for people to get through with Light vehicles is the 201 Forest Service Road detour...

You can access the 201 from the Penticton side via Warren or Carmi Ave...and from the Kelowna side via Hwy 33 and McCulloch Rd near Big White...... 

Larger vehicles and commercial trucks must detour via Highway 97C, Highway 5A and Highway 3A to Highway 3.

Drive BC is expected to provide another update today at noon...

For the latest conditions...check out...DriveBC.ca ....