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Crash brought hydro lines down across Highway 97A near Enderby – Vernon News

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Line went down due to crash

Update: 11am

Paramedics evaluated the driver in the crash that closed Highway 97A near Enderby overnight, but the patient did not require hospital transport, according to BC Emergency Medical Services.


Update: 10:25 AM

The North Okanagan RCMP said the incident that closed Highway 97A near Enderby overnight involved a van hitting a hydroelectric power plant.

According to DriveBC, the highway remains closed this morning and a line crossing the highway near Springbend Road has been removed.

The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“A van traveling south on Highway 97A lost control and hit a water column, causing one of the power lines to break and fall onto the road,” RCMP spokesperson Konst said. Chris Teleski.

“The highway was temporarily closed to allow officials to make necessary repairs and make the site safe.”

No injuries were reported in this incident


Original: 9am

Highway 97A remains closed this morning north of Enderby following Tuesday night’s accident.

DriveBC reports that the highway is still closed as of 7am, six kilometers north of Enderby.

The incident has been reported on Springbend Road.

The highway is closed to traffic except for emergency vehicles.

A detour is in effect.

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