97 North Open at McLeod Lake
Prince George, B.C.- It has been an open, closed, open situation along highway 97 north of Prince George because of a series of crashes today. The highway was closed most recently at McLeod Lake, where a pick up truck and semi collided, injuries now confirmed to be minor, and the highway has reopened through that stretch.
Road conditions have played a role in the series of collisions as has speed. Police again advise drivers to adjust their driving to the conditions at hand.
Travelling anywhere in B.C. is expected to be a challenge today and tomorrow.
In the northwest, highway 37 leading to and from Stewart is closed because of a landslide that is not only blocking the highway, but has taken out power as well.
(at right, image shows grey areas where special weather statements are in effect – image courtesy Environment Canada)
Meantime, B.C. is being advised to be prepared for a series of storms. Special weather statements have been issued for the coast from Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island and inland from Vancouver to the Alberta border. Environment Canada is predicting heavy rain, high winds, and plenty of snow in the mountains meaning the Coquihalla will be a mess.