UPDATE: 9:35 p.m.

BC Emergency Health Services confirms five ambulances were dispatched to the scene of a serious accident involving two trucks on Highway 97 late Monday afternoon.

In an email to Castanet News, BCEHS says the call occurred at 5:46 p.m.

One person was transported to the hospital. The individual's condition is not known.

The highway between Monte Lake and Monte Creek remains closed in both directions.

DriveBC expects to update the situation on Tuesday morning.


UPDATE: 9pm

Highway 97 between Monte Lake and Monte Creek is expected to remain closed to all traffic until after midnight.

This is according to the latest information provided by DriveBC.

The road was closed at around 6pm due to a head-on collision involving two trucks.

It is unclear the extent of the injuries suffered by those involved.

Detours are available for commercial and passenger vehicles.

Detour via Barnhartvale to Hwy 1 for passenger vehicles and 97B for commercial traffic.


UPDATE 7:40 p.m.

Highway 97 between Monte Lake and Monte Creek is closed in both directions due to a serious collision.

Images from the scene show two trucks colliding head-on.

There is no definitive word on injuries.

Castanet called BC Emergency Health Services.

More information when available.


ORIGINAL 6:15 p.m.

There are reports of a serious collision on Highway 97 between Monte Lake and Monte Creek, south of Duck Range Road.

BC Emergency Health Services reportedly sent numerous ground and air ambulances to the scene.

There is no information about the severity of the collision or the number of victims.

At this time, DriveBC is just alerting drivers to the incident and asking people to pay attention to first responders on scene.

More information when available.

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