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UPDATE: Highway 97 between Quesnel, Williams Lake reopened after motor vehicle collision

Emergency crews responded to the scene, closing the highway for an hour and a half

Highway 97 has been reopened in both directions at 9:30 p.m., Friday night, Dec. 30 between Quesnel and Williams Lake following a serious motor vehicle incident.

DriveBC’s first alert about the incident at Freeman Road, about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel came out at 8 p.m. No detour was available.

Motorists in the area had said flaggers and emergency crews were on scene, and that the road was icy.

The incident involved a collision between northbound and southbound vehicles, and also another vehicle which was in the ditch, a witness told Black Press Media.

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Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

Angie Mindus is the managing editor of the Williams Lake Tribune and the Weekend Advisor.
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