Traffic Moving on Highway 97 North
Prince George, B.C. – Highway 97 north, between Johnson’s farm and Wright Creek Road is open to single-lane, alternating traffic in the wake of a two-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon.
As well, BC Hydro crews have now repaired a hydro wire that was dislodged from a pole which was struck by one of the vehicles involved. A little over 300 Hydro customers were without electricity while the repairs were made.
At the outset there were concerns that the loose wire would ignite a fire in some nearby trees or possibly land on the road so Highway 97 as closed to all traffic in both directions for about 2 ½ hours.
Three people were taken to hospital by ambulance as a result of the collision. The nature of their injuries has not been revealed. There was heavy damage to the vehicles involved in the impact.
Police are continuing their investigation.