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October 27, 2017 5:17 pm

Traffic Moving on Highway 97 North

Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 5:08 PM

Car rests in ditch near power poles, beyond debris resulting from Highway 97 collision Sunday. Photos 250News

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.

The second, heavily-damaged vehicle came to a stop on the highway a considerable distance past the point of impact, near the Hydro and fire trucks at top of photo.

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.


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