UPDATE – Tuesday, May 16, 7 a.m.
Highway 97 reopened in both directions at 12:48 a.m.
— DriveBC (@DriveBC) May 16, 2023
Monday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
A slide has closed Highway 97 in Summerland in both directions Monday night.
It appears the side of the clay mountain just before Summerland hill gave way around 7 p.m., sending sand and clay across the highway.
A slide occurred on Friday, April 28 shortly after noon, in this exact location at the bottom of Summerland hill.
The slide spewed dust and reduced visibility, but did not block the highway like it did this time.
On April 26, a slide kicked up a huge dust cloud making for difficult driving conditions on Highway 97 between Penticton and Summerland.
A woman caught the whole thing on video.
DriveBC does not currently have anything about the slide yet.