Highway 97

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attending to Highway 97 at Callen Road in February 2019, after a rockslide swept across the highway. (Photo- BC Transportation/Twitter)

Ministry surveys 2019 rockslide on Highway 97 after debris falls near Summerland

The Ministry of Transportation says they conducted a geotechnical assessment of the area this week

 

Screenshot of Crystal Waters Rd and Highway 97 from the video presentation made by the Highway 97 Safe Traffic Flow Working Group to Lake Country council on Nov. 16, 2022. (Screenshot/Highway 97 Safe Traffic Flow Working Group)

10 years later, Lake Country residents still concerned with Crystal Waters Road safety

Mayor Ireland says plans are in place, need to secure funds

  • Nov 18, 2022

 

A travel advisory is in effect for 36.2km of Highway 97 between Hills Frontage Road and Big Bar Road north of Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Google Maps)

Travel advisory on Highway 97 between Cache Creek and Clinton area

Drivers advised to avoid area due to compact ice and extremely slippery conditions

 

Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Snowfall alert for Coquihalla, Connector and Okanagan

Between 10 and 20 cm of snow is expected to fall in the region

Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
The Okanagan Connector near Pennask Summit just before noon on Nov. 4, 2022. (DriveBC)

‘Worst we’ve seen in 50 years’: Okanagan Connector closes during snowstorm

35 cms have already fallen on highway, more to come

The Okanagan Connector near Pennask Summit just before noon on Nov. 4, 2022. (DriveBC)
File photo of Hwy 5, southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking northeast. (Photo/DriveBC)

Snowfall warning for Coquihalla, Connector and Hwy 3

Environment Canada is forecasting between 15 and 20 cm of snow

File photo of Hwy 5, southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking northeast. (Photo/DriveBC)
A motorcyclist was injured in Kelowna shortly before 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in a collision at Harvey and Richter. (Brittany Webster - Kelowna Capital News)

Motorcyclist injured in Kelowna collision

Happened just before 12 p.m. at Harvey and Richter

  • Aug 1, 2022
A motorcyclist was injured in Kelowna shortly before 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in a collision at Harvey and Richter. (Brittany Webster - Kelowna Capital News)
The intersection of Prairie Valley Road, Solly Road, and Highway 97 in Summerland has seen 139 crashes over the past five years according to an ICBC report. (Photo/Google Maps)

Summerland council seeking speed limit change on Highway 97

‘It’s not a very large area that we’re asking people to slow down in’

The intersection of Prairie Valley Road, Solly Road, and Highway 97 in Summerland has seen 139 crashes over the past five years according to an ICBC report. (Photo/Google Maps)
A serious crash has closed Highway 97 in Summerland. (Photo/Monique Tamminga)

Crash involving scooter sends 3 to hospital closes Highway 97 in Summerland

Truck and moped scooter were involved in the crash

A serious crash has closed Highway 97 in Summerland. (Photo/Monique Tamminga)
Highway 97A north of Vernon is closed due to an incident that occurred shortly after 12 p.m. Detours are in effect. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: RCMP investigate fatal crash north of Vernon

69-year-old Enderby driver of pickup truck died after crashing into dump truck

Highway 97A north of Vernon is closed due to an incident that occurred shortly after 12 p.m. Detours are in effect. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Crash on Highway 97 near Kelowna International Airport. (Jenny Smith/ Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Fatal crash involving motorbike closes Highway 97 near Kelowna airport

Traffic is backed up in both directions at Old Vernon Road

Crash on Highway 97 near Kelowna International Airport. (Jenny Smith/ Black Press Media)
Highway 97 A temporarily closed north of Enderby for rock stabilization work Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

Highway 97A closed in North Okanagan for rock stabilization

The highway is expected to reopen around 11 a.m. Wednesday

Highway 97 A temporarily closed north of Enderby for rock stabilization work Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (DriveBC photo)
The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)

Safety improvements to dangerous Highway 97 and 3A intersection delayed

The Ministry of Transportation didn’t receive any bids from contractors for the project

The Ministry of Transportation did not receive any bids from contractors to work on previously planned safety improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and 3A. (Photo: Facebook)
A car was caught on dashcam on the wrong side of the Highway 97 safety barriers on March 29. (Louise Score - Facebook)

Update: RCMP investigating car caught on video on wrong side of Highway 97

Police confirm they are looking into the vehicle driving on the wrong side Tuesday

A car was caught on dashcam on the wrong side of the Highway 97 safety barriers on March 29. (Louise Score - Facebook)
A car was caught on dashcam on the wrong side of the Highway 97 safety barriers on March 29. (Louise Score - Facebook)
A car was caught on dashcam on the wrong side of the Highway 97 safety barriers on March 29. (Louise Score - Facebook)
(File photo)

Okanagan residents frustrated with AIM Roads over lack of snow removal

Ongoing issues with the contractor have come to a head with heavy snows on Dec. 6

(File photo)
One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)

Five fatal crashes in a week on Highways 3 and 97

Traffic has increased substantially due to floods closing other routes

One of the multiple incidents that closed Highway 3 last week. (Paul Anthony - Twitter)
Area where crash took place. (Google)

Crash impacts Highway 97C near Logan Lake, evacuees told to avoid

The City of Merritt is asking evacuees not to go to Kelowna or Penticton

Area where crash took place. (Google)
Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)

Person dies after semi and pickup collide on Highway 97 north of Quesnel

The highway near Olson Road is closed while investigators work to determine the cause

Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)
A 26-year-old woman is confirmed as the woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Saturday. (Facebook)

26-year-old woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Penticton

RCMP say she was speeding before her vehicle crossed the double solid line

A 26-year-old woman is confirmed as the woman killed in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Saturday. (Facebook)