Highway open after semi-accident

Highway 97 reopened this morning, several hours after a serious crash closed the route between Monte Lake and Monte Creek.

Two semis collided Monday afternoon near Duck Range Road and the highway was closed between Barnhartvale and Hanna roads. Images from the scene suggest that the trucks collided head-on.

BC Emergency Health Services confirmed last night that five ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The call came in at 5:46 p.m.

BC EHS told Castanet that one person was transported to the hospital, but their condition was unknown at the time.