Update Wednesday, March 23:
Motorists are being reminded to slow down in work zones after a semi carrying pulp allegedly struck a flagging truck south of Quesnel on Tuesday, March 22.
Highway maintenance company Emcon Services shared photos of the incident the following day, reminding drivers that “work zones need extra attention and to drive at slower controlled speeds.”
“Our workers deserve safe areas to conduct road work—they want to get home to their loved ones too,” the Facebook post reads.
“Slow down in work zones.”
Cleanup from the crash on Highway 97, nine kilometres south of Quesnel, remains ongoing according to DriveBC, which lists the route Wednesday, March 23 single lane alternating traffic.
Update Tuesday, March 22, 4 p.m.
Highway 97 remains closed south of Quesnel after a crash involving a semi and Emcon pickup Tuesday afternoon, March 22.
The white pickup truck is in the ditch, while the semi truck’s trailer, which was carrying pulp, is on it’s side completely across the highway.
It is not known when the highway will reopen.
A detour for personal vehicles only is available according to North Cariboo Highway Rescue.
The next update time on DriveBC is not expected until 5 p.m.
Original story Tuesday, March 22, 4 p.m.:
Highway 97 is closed just south of Quesnel after what Drive BC is calling a vehicle incident.
The incident took place just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.
The highway is closed at Red Bluff Road, nine km south of Quesnel, with no detour available.
An assessment is in progress. A BC Highway Patrol vehicle was seen speeding towards the scene at around the same time.
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— DriveBC (@DriveBC) March 22, 2022
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