Highway 97 north of Lac La Hache has been reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic this morning following two separate vehicle crashes.
100 Mile RCMP Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen said police were called to the area around 9:19 a.m. this morning after a northbound car went off the road and rolled into a ditch about a kilometre north of Lac La Hache. Both the driver and passenger are okay, he said.
While police were on scene, a second crash occurred involving a northbound semi-truck and a southbound Ford truck. The driver of the Ford was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake.
Nielsen said the reopening of the road “indicates to me the injuries are a little serious but not necessarily life-threatening.”
It’s not known at this time when the highway will fully reopen.
More to come.