RCMP give update on closure of HWY 97C

TruckFire-Nov17-Highway97C (wings)

The West Kelowna RCMP and BC Highway Patrol have closed the eastbound lanes on highway 97C due to a commercial truck fire.

The truck, which is roughly 20kms outside of West Kelowna near the Silver Creek pullout, was carrying chemicals that ignited and is making the fire fight challenging.  The West Kelowna Fire Department is on scene battling the blaze and are making progress. 

West Kelowna RCMP is advising motorists traveling eastbound to avoid the area.

Once the fire is extinguished an investigation will begin into the cause of the blaze.

The RCMP will update this incident when more information becomes available. 


The Okanagan Connector (Highway 97C) is closed in both directions according to drive bc due to a truck that was transporting dangerous goods catching fire.

The incident is reported to have occured between Trepanier Road and Brenda Milne Road near the Silver Creek chain up area.

According to Drive BC an assesement is in progress and the next update will be at 3:30pm.