Highway 97

Williams Lake’s Y-intersection at Highways 20, 97 and Oliver Street as seen Thursday morning, July 21 with painted line markings the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure later confirmed were incorrectly placed. The lines have since been covered up and will be repainted within the next 24 to 48 hours. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Error in line pavement marking at Williams Lake Y-intersection July 21 being corrected

Ministry of Transportation has closed one lane as a safety measure

 

A single vehicle crash south of 150 Mile House near Amarillo Road was being responded to as of 1 p.m. on June 23. Ambulance, police and search and rescue were en route. (Photo submitted)

Single vehicle crash south of 150 Mile House

Drivers in the area are advised to watch for emergency responders

 

Highway 97 is closed in both directions near Lac La Hache Friday, April 1 due to a motor vehicle incident. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopens following motor vehicle incident near Lac La Hache

The incident occurred about 25 kilomtres south of 150 Mile House

 

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Highway 97 in the morning of Monday, March 28. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

At least one person taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash just south of Quesnel

Traffic is still flowing in both directions, and police expect to remain at the scene

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Highway 97 in the morning of Monday, March 28. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The incident took place nine kilometres south of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)

Highway 97 reopens after crash near Red Bluff Road

Emcon Services is reminding drivers to slow down in work zones

The incident took place nine kilometres south of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is looking for public input on 10 road repair projects in the Cariboo. (Ministry Map)

Ministry seeking input on 10 road repair projects in the Cariboo Region

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is looking for feedback on highway repairs

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is looking for public input on 10 road repair projects in the Cariboo. (Ministry Map)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) determined police actions played no role in a pedestrian fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Hixon. (File Photo)

Pedestrian who died on Highway 97 near Hixon earlier fled from RCMP: IIO

The driver of a red Dodge van was found dead just hours after police attempted to pull him over

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) determined police actions played no role in a pedestrian fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Hixon. (File Photo)
The Simon Fraser Bridge on Highway 97 in Prince George was damaged in a crash (Google Maps photo)

Simon Fraser Bridge in Prince George damaged by alleged drunk driver

A 47-year-old man was arrested after his pickup truck hit the guardrail

The Simon Fraser Bridge on Highway 97 in Prince George was damaged in a crash (Google Maps photo)
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)

UPDATE: 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)
The location of the incident. (Drive BC/Google Maps)

Highway 97 north of Quesnel down to single alternating traffic

A vehicle incident took place near Umiti Pit Road

The location of the incident. (Drive BC/Google Maps)
Quesnel RCMP responded to two crashes on Monday, Nov. 1 in the morning. (File photo)

One victim air lifted to hospital after Highway 97 single vehicle incident rollover: RCMP

The crash was between Williams Lake and Quesnel and shut down the highway for 30 minutes

Quesnel RCMP responded to two crashes on Monday, Nov. 1 in the morning. (File photo)
Back up of traffic along Highway 97 following crash (Dave Ogilvie photo)

Driver in fatal crash near Kelowna suspected drunk, distracted, seatbeltless

Police say driver in his 40s died as a result of single-vehicle crash near Drought Road

Back up of traffic along Highway 97 following crash (Dave Ogilvie photo)
The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Protesters against COVID-19 vaccine mandates rally in Quesnel, Williams Lake

Over 100 protestors drew honks and support from drivers along the highway

The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Quesnel

The crash was was just outside the Quality Inn on Front Street

The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Driver charged in Quesnel crash that sent four to hospital

A Good Samaritan who stopped to help was also injured in the aftermath

Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Highway 97 in Quesnel open again after crash

Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision

Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing again on Highway 97 in Quesnel after police investigation into death

A 46-year-old man died in hospital after police say they responded to reports of gunshots

A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)

65-year-old motorcycle driver dies after crash north of Hixon

RCMP are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the rider before the crash to contact them

Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo MLAs call on province to fix region’s roads

Minister Rob Fleming said more resources were on the way to the region

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)